Partnership Creates Job Opportunities For Local Youth

Partnership Creates Job Opportunities For Local Youth

Partnership Creates Job Opportunities For Local Youth


Recent school leavers in the Dalby region are receiving the chance to find jobs thanks to a partnership between Arrow Energy and AFL SportsReady.

The partnership has already placed three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people into traineeships this year, and we are excited to announce that there are more opportunities to come.

“Traineeships give a young person the chance to study a qualification, gain real-life work experience and earn the National Trainee Wage,” said AFL SportsReady QLD State Manager, Luke Morgan.

“We provide the opportunity for young people to kick start their careers and allocate a Field Officer to help support and guide that person through the traineeship,” added Luke Morgan.

Over their strong four-year partnership, Arrow Energy and AFL SportsReady have placed 15 young Australians in traineeships, with 7 in the Dalby Region.

Arrow Energy Vice President External Relations and Tenure Management, Leisa Elder, said that traineeships open the way for Western Downs locals to join a very successful program.

“One of our former trainees was awarded AFL SportsReady’s 2015 QLD Trainee of the Year Award and upon completion was offered full-time employment at Arrow Energy.”

“That is what this program is about – setting young people up for their future so they can realise their full potential.”

“I look forward to meeting the next group of Western Downs trainees.”

AFL SportsReady has kick-started the careers of over 14,000 young Australians, including 2,000 Indigenous Australians.

If you are a recent school leaver and would be interested in a traineeship, please contact AFL SportsReady QLD State Manager Luke Morgan on 0402 702 668 or express your interest by clicking here

To understand how the AFL SportsReady and Arrow Enrgy’s partnership has impacted community, please view the following videos:

Why A Traineeship is the Start of Something Great

How Traineeships Offer Opportunities to Local Youths


Media Contacts:

Fiona Hawes – National Marketing and Communications Manager

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Image: from left to right –  Luke Morgan (AFL SportsReady QLD State Manager), Kelly Stapleton (PCYC Dalby Supervisor), Daniel Tattam (PCYC Dalby Trainee), Han Tao (Arrow Energy Vice President of Strategy and Business Development), Chloe Smith (WDRC current trainee), Merranda Poole (WDRC former trainee)  and Paul McVeigh (Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council).