In mid June, over 100 senior boys from across Western Australia descended on Optus Stadium in Perth for the annual Clontarf Employment Forum.
The event saw boys from Belmont, Cecil Andrews (Seville Grove), Clontarf (Waterford), Ellenbrook, Esperance, Fremantle, Girrawheen, Northam, Sevenoaks (Cannington) and Swan View participate. They were joined by representatives from 22 Clontarf partners including AMPOL, AngloGold Ashanti, Barminco, BGIS, Blackwoods, Centurion, Coates Hire, Crown, DHL, Fortescue, Fulton Hogan, John Holland, Komatsu, Programmed, Reece Plumbing, Sodexo, SUEZ, UGL, Water Corporation, Wesfarmers, Western Power and Woolworths, as well as several special guests.
The forum provided senior academy members with the opportunity to meet with representatives from some of Australia’s most prominent employers from across a range of industries.
The group participated in several icebreaker games and rotated across multiple tables to ensure every Clontarf member and partner had the chance to meet and discuss future employment opportunities.
The event was also attended by several Clontarf alumni, including Tillman Lowe, a 2009 alumnus from Centralian Senior Academy (Alice Springs, NT) and now Rio Tinto employee, who was a keynote speaker. Other alumni included Jeff Farrell (Fortescue), Corey Colbung (Western Power), Jaymie Harris (Rio Tinto) and Chris Anderson (UGL).
Clontarf General Manager of Employment Marcus Harrold said the event was a huge success.
“It can be really tough to get your first job out of school, so it’s important for these boys to establish their own employment networks early,” Marcus said.
“Our employment forum model is a great way to help our boys head in the right direction before they’ve even finished school.
“The forums also give our partners a chance to see meet some of the young leaders of tomorrow, and consider them for roles within their own organisations, which is a win-win for everyone involved.”
In addition to all the representatives from Clontarf partners and guests who attended, the Foundation would like to thank its valued partner BGIS for generously providing the fantastic venue and catering for the event.