This month Mercedes-Benz welcomed students from Horsham College, in Victoria's north west.
In this short video, the students talk about how their confidence grew throughout their work experience. Initially, the idea of being in a professional workplace felt a little intimidating. But over time, as they built relationships with the Mercedes-Benz team, our students realised they weren't alone, and that they have what it takes.
Since 2016, Mercedes-Benz has welcomed forty Year 10 students for work experience, and have also been one of our key financial supporters.
This month we ran our third program focused on the Shepparton region. We partnered with Shepparton's four public secondary schools through the Better Together Alliance to run a 'work experience camp' in Melbourne for thirty-four students.
You can play a slide-show of some of our photos below.
This past week, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has welcomed eight students from Horsham College. We worked with the company to match students, based on their interests, with a range of different areas of the business - including Marketing, Human Resources, Training, Mechanical Engineering, Warranty and Compliance.
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has now welcomed 26 Boundless students this year, from Shepparton's four public secondary schools, Keysborough College in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, and now Horsham in Victoria's north-west. We are incredibly proud to have this strong partnership
The team at Crumpler welcomed Ash from Manor-Lakes P-12 College this week. Ash had the chance to explore her interests in visual art and design, and to pick up new skills in areas like photography, marketing, sales and merchandising. The team at Crumpler saw Ash's confidence grow significantly throughout the week.
In March, we coordinated Melbourne-based work experience placements for 33 students from Shepparton's four public schools, in hard-to-reach professions like law, architecture, medical research and engineering.
Today we've released a report explaining our objectives and evaluating the impact of this project, which our biggest to date. Read the report here, or click the image at the bottom.
In March Boundless embarked on its biggest project to date. A group of 33 students from Shepparton in regional Victoria travelled to Melbourne for work experience with Boundless’ partner workplaces. Boundless partners with a number of organisations across hard-to-reach industries such as law, medicine and the sciences.
The project brought together Year 10 and 11 students from all four of Shepparton’s public high schools (Wanganui Park Secondary College, Mooroopna Secondary College, Shepparton High School and McGuire College).
Taylor & Grace is a marketing and creative agency based in Collingwood. In 2015, they welcomed two of our students, Bonnie and Olivia, for work experience in strategic marketing and brand development. They have also provided us with pro bono marketing advice, and made a large donation to Boundless at Christmas.
We are grateful to have a relationship like this with a talented team of creatives who share our commitment to supporting young people's aspirations.
This June we connected 31 students with work experience placements across 25 different organisations. We involved regional students in our program for the first time: 16 students from Wanganui Secondary College, Shepparton, travelled into Melbourne for a week-long 'work experience camp'.
Our special thanks to staff at our partner workplaces:
PwC; CSL Limited; Grant Thornton; Taylor & Grace; Woods Bagot; Elenberg Fraser; Ashurst; Crumpler; Schweppes Australia; GHD; Victorian Department of Justice, Human Rights division; the Victorian Bar; Janet Rice, Senator for Victoria; Westfield Plenty Valley; University of Melbourne, School of Physics; Department of Treasury and Finance; Langham Hotel; Urban Initiatives; Holley Nethercote; Yoke; Writers Victoria; Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.