AECOM is committed to contributing towards Closing the Gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians in terms of life expectancy, health, education and employment.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan formalises our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Under the RAP pillars of Opportunities, Respect and Relationships, our Plan sets our future directions of how we can increasingly make a positive difference: by strengthening existing and creating new relationships; respecting the special contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia; and working together to ensure all future generations have the same life opportunities as the broader Australian community.
We provide a comprehensive range of services for critical infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and want to build on these strengths. Some of our teams have incredible relationships and connections we would like to build on, while others have very limited awareness of the histories, cultures and lives of the First Nations peoples, which is something we seek to change.
Through the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, we are helping the next generation of Indigenous professionals develop their careers.
“I joined AECOM through the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, a program which provides internship opportunities for Indigenous University Students. My student advisor through the program matched me with AECOM and I progressed to an interview. I participated in training and development for my professional skills through CareerTrackers to help secure my position at AECOM, and then completed my interview and was given the opportunity to join the AECOM team as an Undergraduate Engineer.
My job is a great opportunity for me to learn and gain experience in the field of engineering. It gives me the chance to work in a world renowned company and on large scale projects. I have gained so much experience and knowledge in my time at AECOM over my internship and its incredible considering I’ve only just finished my first year of university.”