Stepping into... Program
Stepping into... is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with disability.
The program is one of mutual benefit for both employers and the students.
Employers benefit by creating a workplace culture within their organisation that values diversity and promotes the employment of people with disability.
Students benefit significantly through gaining experience of the job application and interview process, developing a network of contacts within a professional organisation, and gaining valuable paid work experience which they can include on their resumes, and having the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge.
“The Stepping into... program has been a very enriching process for our organisation to be involved in. So far we have interviewed fifteen candidates who all impressed our interview panel with their personalities, skills and experience. We see the Stepping into... program as genuinely strengthening our internal diversity objectives, and it contributes significantly to our graduate program as well. We have 10 candidates starting in the next quarter and have encouraged them to apply to our graduate program as well.”
- Australian Taxation Office
“Our candidate brought a really fresh way of thinking to the firm… he looked at problems from new angles and was very solution focused. He had an excellent level of legal knowledge and understanding, and was a very engaging personality to have in the team... We would like to offer him an ongoing role in the firm.”
- Sparke Helmore Lawyers