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Aboriginal Employment Strategy trainees graduate

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Four of GP Synergy’s Aboriginal trainees, employed through Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), recently graduated at an AES ceremony in Sydney. Of the four trainees Katie Smith and Rhiannan Reid have successfully gained full-time employment with GP Synergy, while the other two trainees have gained full-time employment with other organisations.

At the ceremony Rhiannan Reid was announced as the winner of this year’s Chairperson’s Achievement Award. The candidate is determined by their demonstrated resilience, strength and courage, demonstrated abilities beyond their years, and has gone above and beyond to complete their traineeship.  

Over the past 23 years, the AES has provided more than 21,000 employment opportunities and 2,500 traineeships to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in urban, regional, rural and remote locations. The traineeship program provides coaching and mentoring, an industry recognised qualification, alongside hands-on paid work experience with a host employer across a range of employment sectors and industries.