NAB partnership builds careers for Indigenous students
NAB has announced a ten year partnership with CareerTrackers, a not-for-profit organisation that creates internship opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students.
NAB Head of Indigenous Finance and Development, Stephanie Knox says the partnership with CareerTrackers provides another entry point in to NAB and is part of a long term approach to attract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and support them to build careers in financial services.
“As Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university student numbers continue to grow, this partnership will consolidate our collaboration with CareerTrackers to ensure NAB continues to be well-positioned to attract tertiary qualified Indigenous talent”, Stephanie said.
“Internships are just one of a number of entry points into our broader Indigenous employment program which provides opportunities for talented Indigenous Australians who want to build successful careers and make a meaningful contribution.
“At NAB we take a long term approach. It’s not just about the number of interns we take. Through innovative initiatives such as our industry-leading Emerging Leaders Program, we make a genuine commitment to career development to help talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people launch successful careers in the industry. At the same time – we win too by attracting and retaining great talent for our business.
“We continue to offer a range of entry points including school based and full time traineeships, internships and general recruitment,” said Stephanie.
Chris Burke, Associate, Asset Finance and previous intern says the CareerTrackers program opened the door he needed to take the next step in his career at NAB.
“The internship was an opportunity to learn new skills and importantly to meet and build relationships with mentors and key stakeholders,” said Chris.
“I gained knowledge but more importantly the advice and guidance I needed to navigate my way in to my next role in Asset Finance at NAB.
“My mindset has been to always put in my best efforts in to everything I do. I’ve always been ambitious and at NAB I feel like I have a clear pathway to building a successful career.
“There’s no limit to where I can take my career, even all the way to being CEO.