A warm welcome to our Bupa interns at the CareerTrackers Winter Kick-Off

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June
2017
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02:20
Australia/Melbourne

Meet Bupa's CareerTrackers interns

This year we're again proud to partner with the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, which links Indigenous university students with employers – like Bupa – in paid, multi-year internships.

As we prepared to welcome our cohort of enthusiastic students ahead of their Winter Internships, the annual CareerTrackers Winter Kick-Off Workshop in Melbourne gave more than 60 interns from across different companies and industries an opportunity to connect with each other.

Sessions focused on setting meaningful goals and a life-mapping exercise to help students appreciate it's important to understand where they are now, before they can reasonably decide what they want in the future.

The group was later joined by Managing Director, Health Insurance, Dwayne Crombie who shared stories of his ancestry, his career in medicine, observations and learnings from throughout his career, and advice for the students as they embark on their own professional journeys.

“Bridging that gap between giving people skills and education is so critical to actually giving people opportunity in the world."

He also spoke about trends in technology, globalisation and the environment and the need to adapt to our ever-changing landscape, adding,

Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director, Bupa Health Insurance
The world is full of change, but there are lots of possibilities - I can think of many, and I'm sure you can think of many - that will both help you, your family and your community.
Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director, Bupa Health Insurance

We weclome new interns Tatiana Estrada and Keisha Nash, and welcomed back Jirra Moffat and Samual Fisher to our Melbourne office.

In total, eight winter interns will be joining Bupa nationally, with more set to join us in summer.

As an employer of over 18,000 people across Australia and New Zealand, we want to build a workplace that is diverse and inclusive.

Our CareerTrackers partnership is part of our Reconciliation Employment Strategy and commitment to developing sustainable opportunities in education, employment and business for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – which includes direct and ongoing employment with Bupa.

In 2016, we launched our Reconciliation Employment Strategy as part of our RAP; with a vision to develop career pathways in health & care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and last year Bupa signed a 10-year commitment to Careertrackers and became the first health & care company to join the 10x10 partnership.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan program leads the way in bringing about meaningful social change to workplaces around the country, to help close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.