Thirty-two African-Australians from Melbourne and Sydney who were recruited for the NAB’s African Australian Inclusion Program (AAIP) graduated this week. The participants are skilled individuals who are given a chance for a six months paid corporate experience e professionals.
The widely acclaimed program is run in partnership with Jesuit Social Services with the aim of to provide participants with meaningful work experience in Australia, enable them to immerse themselves in the Australian workplace culture and build their professional networks.
AAIP was initiated in response to the community concern that a lack of local experience in the Australian business sector is one of the biggest barriers that preventing qualified African Australians with securing employment . More than 100 African Australians have now participated in the program since its inception and approximately 90% of them have been able to find work in NAB or beyond, in their chosen field of expertise.