JT Indigenous Employment2019-09-17T14:50:42+10:00


Featured Employers


Since 2011, Lendlease has been investing in a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and RAP Partnerships to acknowledge and celebrate the proud heritage of Australia’s first people, and promote opportunities for career development, sustainable business growth, and economic participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our partnership with the Johnathan Thurston Academy is a real example of the Lendlease RAP in action.

Evolution Mining

In 2010, an opportunity was identified to fill a vacuum in the Australian gold mining sector by creating a new mid-tier producer. Our first asset was a resource in North Queensland that others believed was not feasible to develop. Undeterred, our Executive Chairman and founder, Jake Klein, with the assistance of a small management team, pursued a series of bold and complex deals to form Evolution in November 2011 and successfully turned that initial resource at Mt Carlton into one of the world’s highest-grade open pit gold mines. It’s all in the name… we’ve evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Underpinning it all, is our Australian story and spirit.

Since day one, our overriding priority has been safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence and respect. We want people’s time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that’s known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.

We’ve weathered storms to become a company that prospers through the cycle. We’ve stayed true to our vision and become a global leader in low-cost gold production.

We recognise that along our journey comes change. Embracing technology and innovation are important for our future success, and sustainability is more critical than ever. As we grow, we want to continue to combine ambition and our entrepreneurial mindset with humility. We want our people and our communities to grow as we grow. And we believe that together, we can become the best mid-tier gold mining company in the world.

KLN Group

KLN is a national electrical contracting business, operating for over 40 years in Australia and in Queensland since 2004. Our Townsville office has more than 30 highly trained staff and we work closely with industry leaders including TeqNq in Townsville.Our company focus is on providing comprehensive electrical and technology services to the construction and services sector. One of our key priorities is to train and employ young local indigenous people to gain the skills, expertise and experience to join our industry and eventually lead their own businesses.

Managing Director Brett Nicholson said the company’s vision is more than words to everyone on his team.

“We work across six Australian States and we are committed to being innovative, effective and finding solutions in all that we do and our team often goes the little extra that really matters in business; that includes in finding the best people to add to our team and offering them the best training and support to grow their skills,” Brett said.

“We are very proud to have initiatives in place to encourage indigenous employment and to support young people seeking the skills and team environment to help them complete their trade and get ahead,” he said.

“We are really excited to be joining in the JTEmployIndigenous program and we share the values and objectives of the forward-thinking JT Academy to foster young people in the ways they need support. If you are out there and keen to work in electrical, energy, technology or security and smart systems services and maintenance, we want to hear from you!”

Field Mining Services

Field Mining Services (FMS) is a maintenance industry leaderincorporating CQ Field Mining Services, WA Field Mining Services and PNG Field Mining Services in supporting the Australian and Pacific region’s mining and gas industries.The companies have grownsince 2006 to form Field Mining Services, providing specialist services in mobile and fixed plant maintenance in Queensland, Western Australia and Papua New Guinea. We have full quality assurance and safety and environmental certifications and can supply a highly qualified and expert team to our clients, including rapid response crews, project managers, asset management and engineering support.

FMS has over 220 mobile trade specialists that deliver quality work safely at various sites across Australia and Papua New Guinea, and full welding and fabrication workshops and facilities. The company can partner with clients for design and engineering development in its fully equipped workshop or on site as required. These uniquely enable FMS to be an employer of choice, offeringjunior and adult apprentices and employees hands-on training and development, mentoring and quality management in their employment.

Just some of the jobs we offer include boilermaking, diesel fitting, electrical and trades, and mechanical fitting.

FMS is committed to ensuring that our apprentices and team members gain the skills, knowledge, training and support they need to succeed.  We offer excellent opportunities to indigenous young people seeking a rewarding career in our industry.

Accor hotels

AccorHotels is one of the world’s leading hotel operators with over 4,100 hotels in 104 countries and more than 190,000 employees worldwide. In Australia we have over 200 hotels and over 10,000 employees including 550 whom identify as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Our Indigenous Programs vision is to empower AccorHotels in collaboration with the community to create real career pathways for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians to enable genuine cultural experiences for our guests.

Since 2001, AccorHotels has been empowering Indigenous success through real training and career opportunities in all departments within our hotels – Food & Beverage, Front Office, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Corporate Offices.

AccorHotels offers both direct employment and our signature 5 day practical Indigenous Employment Program which ensures candidates are prepared to step into a role immediately on completion and has placed over 1000 candidates into careers since 2011.

Our team of Indigenous employment experts are here to inspire, mentor and build real careers for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and are located in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide with responsibility for outcomes nationally alongside our hotel teams.

Our mission in 2018 and beyond is to continue to provide employment outcomes for the community whilst developing our high performing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander colleagues into supervisory and leadership roles across the nation.


Achieve was created in 2006 and offers complete workforce and recruitment, providing outstanding service, support and sound advice every step of the way.

With 50 years’ combined experience, the Achieve name has been built upon trust, experience and a rock-solid culture of safety-first. Our partners know that when they need someone to go the extra mile, we will always be there, and it is our industry know-how and expertise that you can rely on to get the job done right.

Achieves processes and systems represent our steadfast commitment to what we do and how we do it. We aim to meet each requisite at every stage of our business, from Management and staff, through to our staff on the ground.

Achieve provides short-term and medium-to-long term candidate placements for clients requiring on-site support and permanent placements for those roles where you just need the best.  Our pool of more than 26,000 qualified and skilled candidates bring in-depth, specific industry knowledge, and an unquestionably professional approach, to the table – this forms the basis of our reputation.