Job opportunities for Shepparton district Indigenous people have been boosted by a construction company’s commitment of support this week.JOHN LEWIS February 21, 2014 5:26am
Enhancing relationship: At the memorandum of understanding signing on Wednesday were (back) Transfield Indigenous development manager Llewellyn Williams, Transfield contract manager Paul Ritchie, Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation worker Belinda Briggs, (front) Transfield Services general manager business and community investment Neil Birtchnell and Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Damian Morgan-Bulled.
Transfield Services Australia’s business community investment general manager Neil Birtchnell said the company had been working nationally since 2007 with Indigenous groups to create employment opportunities.
‘‘Wherever we can find a job opportunity for an Indigenous person we sit down and discuss this on a local level — about how we can share skills and training,’’ Mr Birtchnell said.
Mr Birtchnell and Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Damian Morgan-Bulled signed a memorandum of understanding this week to continue their relationship.
The initiative has enabled up to 30 Shepparton Indigenous people to gain employment and training through Transfield projects during the past six years.
‘‘This MOU further enhances our relationship and paves the way for future opportunities,’’ Mr Morgan-Bulled said.
Shepparton-based Transfield contract manager Paul Ritchie said local Indigenous people had worked on various multimillion-dollar Goulburn-Murray Water modernisation projects such as Future Flow and the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project.
‘‘It’s been a successful and consistent relationship. We can ring each other if there are any opportunities,’’ Mr Ritchie said.
The memorandum of understanding agreed to continue to identify and deliver employment opportunities, including labour and traineeships for Yorta Yorta people.
Transfield Services employs more than 27
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