Increasing Indigenous engagement is a priority to our commitment towards our corporate social responsibility. Wesfarmers first developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2009 and has since continued setting out what Wesfarmers and in turn Bullivants intends to do to drive towards our goal of a workplace which reflects the diverse communities in which we operate.
Wesfarmers was recognised by Reconciliation Australia as embedding reconciliation, and in 2017 was audited as Stretch. Achieving Stretch signifies that Wesfarmers is a leading advocate for reconciliation and is dedicated to making progress across the key pillars of the RAP program – respect, relationship, and opportunities. Bullivants champions the same commitment to building respectful relationships with our people, customers, suppliers, and communities.
We are committed and focus on making a positive impact and contribution to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the broader communities. Our engagement involvement includes the Bullivants Scholarship Program, a school-based traineeship with the Clontarf Foundation and Cultural Awareness Training for our team.
All contributions go towards the results of the Wesfarmers Reconciliation Action Plan which is at the highest level ELEVATE.
Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship Program
With the introduction of the Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018, Bullivants are committed to encourage and support Indigenous tertiary students who have a passion for engineering and providing them with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Bullivants business.
This program grants two university students a one year, $10,000 scholarship each, welcoming financial support, and other resources to enable them to achieve their career aspirations in engineering or a related field.
Since introducing the Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship program, Bullivants have continued to contribute from the sales of the Bullivants Alloy Chain Slings towards the scholarship program. We are very grateful and thank all our customers for purchasing not only quality lifting equipment, but also directly contributing to the Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship Program.
To find out more or to apply, please click on below documents.
Bullivants and Clontarf Foundation Partnership
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem, and employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men.
For over 20 years this charitable not for profit foundation has proven to be very successful, not only in attracting young men to school and keeping them there, but also in having them embrace more disciplined, purposeful, and healthy lifestyles.
Bullivants introduced the school-based traineeship with our first trainee starting in 2021. During this training they will learn warehouse operations, as well as the importance that safety plays in the workplace.
Upon completion of this program, graduates are supported to find employment. Specialists Employment Officers are engaged to do this and aid until graduates become comfortable with their new jobs and surroundings. Bullivants assist their support by hosting Indigenous High School students on facility tours to prepare them for future employment.
With the great success this program has shown and the importance of our involvement is for these young men, Bullivants are committed to offering support, working together with The Clontarf Foundation to grow our traineeships nationally.