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CCIWA Industrial Relations Graduate Program 2022

Industrial Relations Graduate Program 2022


CCIWA is an independent, not-for-profit, Member-based organization that has been committed to advancing trade and commerce in WA for more than 130 years.

With circa 8,000 members from across all regions and industries, our vision is for WA to be the best place to live and do business. To achieve this, we listen to the needs of all our stakeholders — businesses, families, consumers and the WA workforce – and respond with agenda-setting policy and advocacy work.

We undertake the only non-government economic forecast for WA; provide advice and resources for businesses of all sizes; liaise with trade and industry associations; and spearhead education and training programs to support businesses and grow the local workforce.

At CCIWA we choose to be the most contemporary reflection of the community we represent. We choose ideas. We choose action. And we choose great people who want purpose in their lives.

About the opportunity

As a recent graduate, your journey with CCIWA will begin in early 2022. Over the course of the 24-month program, you will receive comprehensive training and ongoing support from our industry experts.

At the start of the program, you will complete initial training in our Employee Relations Advice Centre which will be followed by rotations in our IR related business units which are Workplace Relations, Construction Services and Policy.

This opportunity is a fantastic way to kick-start your career in Industrial Relations and gain invaluable practical experience and professional training that will set the foundation for an exciting career in HR/ER/IR.

At the end of the program, you will have developed a robust set of technical skills with the ability to provide efficient, high quality and accurate employee relations advice and services to our Members.

During this program, you can expect to:

  • Provide accurate and detailed HR/ER advice and information to Members.
  • Assist in creating, reviewing and updating CCIWA publications, ER/IR content and information sheets.
  • Remain up to date with any relevant ER/IR changes including but not limited to case law, legislation and awards.
  • Undertake a variety of research and work on projects.
  • Assist in the development of submissions on IR and WHS matters.
  • Assist in the development of IR presentations.
  • Assist in the provision of IR and HR consultancy services.
  • Actively promote CCIWA membership and any relevant and new CCIWA services/ products to members whilst contributing to the development of ER Services and ERAC business unit plans.
  • Complete contact logging and record keeping of daily activities as directed.
  • Direct any caller who requires non-ER related advice to the correct department within CCIWA or relevant external agency.

This is program is a Full-Time, 2 Year Maximum Contract ending in 2024.

About you

Success in this role will come from your learning mindset, agility, dedication to customer service and exceptional organisational and time management skills. Above all, you will have a yearning to start a career in Industrial Relations and equally want to make WA the best place to live and do business.

To be considered for the Graduate Program, you will possess:

  • Bachelor/tertiary degree in Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resources and/or Law by the end of 2021.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work and learn both collaboratively and independently.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite of products, specifically Excel, Word and Office 365.

About our Culture

At CCIWA, we are high performing, diverse people who are talented, supportive, and inclusive. We will work with you to develop your career; ensure you feel supported and have the skills and capabilities you need to succeed at CCIWA and in your whole career.

We strive to be curious, contemporary, impactful, and respectful. Throughout our recruitment process, we aim to find someone who fits our values along with the required skills needed to be successful in the role. We welcome change and diversity as it not only strengthens our values but provides innovation and contemporary thinking that is essential for us to be the peak industry body in WA.

CCIWA perks

At CCIWA we have a range of benefits to support our employees. We provide our employees:

  • Access to free and confidential counselling for employees and their immediate family
  • Rest and Relaxation bonus between Christmas and New Year
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Health insurance discounts
  • Salary Sacrificing, CCIWA has rebateable status.

How to apply

For your application to be considered, you should include:

  • A cover letter (1-page max) outlining why you should be considered for this position.
  • An up-to-date CV/resume

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications close 5:00pm Thursday, 14 October 2021. Short-listing for this position will commence immediately, and the vacancy may close earlier than stated should we shortlist a suitable candidate.

Please note – to apply, click on “Apply Now” icon on Seek or our website https://cciwa.com/about-us/join-our-team/; complete the application form and attach your resume with cover letter. Email applications or applications from other sites not listed above will not be accepted.

If you have any further questions, please contact the People team at [email protected]

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Human Resources, Law

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:14th Oct 2021, 6:00 am


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