"I felt proud of my work" - Mercedes-Benz welcomes eight students from Horsham College

"I felt proud of my work" - Mercedes-Benz welcomes eight students from Horsham College

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 

What we learnt: our Shepparton project evaluation

What we learnt: our Shepparton project evaluation

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. 

Our partnership with Shepparton's four public schools

Our partnership with Shepparton's four public schools

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: supporting Boundless in three different ways in 2015

Taylor & Grace: supporting Boundless in three different ways in 2015

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. 

"My time at CSL gave me a deeper understanding of what biochemists do, and that inspires me to work and study harder to become one."

"My time at CSL gave me a deeper understanding of what biochemists do, and that inspires me to work and study harder to become one."

Australia's economy and job market is changing fast. It's increasingly important that students with an interest in science can see what their career pathway might look like. 

Bailey (Year 10, Mill Park Secondary College) had a valuable opportunity to gain these insights through work experience with the research team at CSL Limited, a leading global biotechnology company. 

Bailey provided these comments on his week with CSL:

31 students, 22 organisations - a big June 2015

31 students, 22 organisations - a big June 2015

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.