Fulton Hogan Utilities, in partnership with the Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation, are proud to be welcoming twenty Aboriginal trainees into the business as part of the ‘Real Jobs, Fulton Hogan – Real People, Ngopamuldi’ Project.
The relationship between Fulton Hogan and the Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation began in 2015 with the ‘Kungun to Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Agreement’, providing employment for twenty four Aboriginal people across various Fulton Hogan divisons.
Building on that success, the ‘Real Jobs, Fulton Hogan – Real People, Ngopamuldi’ project aims to increase the number of Aboriginal people employed under training contract arrangements, as well as enable the provision of tailored cultural awareness training for Fulton Hogan staff.
“As part of our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we are committed to working closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in locations in which we operate to increase employment opportunities and provide skilled training and development experiences,” says National Business Manager for Underground Technologies, John Herbert.
The participants will be placed on projects in the Murraylands, Riverland and in the South-East. They will learn a range of skills including infrastructure and building site preparation, environmental and safety requirements, installing pipework and drainage systems and spreading and compacting materials.
Carey Training will deliver the accredited training, with participants gaining a Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.
Ngopamuldi Chairman, Derek Walker, said the relationship with Fulton Hogan has been meaningful and in the true spirit of Reconciliation.
“Their commitment to the employment and the training and upskilling of our people has not only a positive outcome for the individual, but for their families and our community,” says Mr Walker.
Members of the Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation will provide weekly mentoring to support to the participants during their traineeships, helping them to reach their full potential and successfully complete their studies.