Recently, Luisa's placement ended after she accepted an offer to join the team on a two-year contract. According to Luisa she feels like the “luckiest migrant in the world.”
Jo Tabit, Senior Manager Given the Chance says at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence they know that helping people on the margins to be included in our society is about more than just providing services.
"Marginalised jobseekers want the opportunity to make a contribution. A professional workplace environment which understands the importance of its people can be so powerful, creating an incredible ripple effect in these communities, boosting their confidence, helping them understand they have a role to play."
Luisa says, “The Given the Chance program has allowed me to reconnect with one of the things I have loved the most in my life, which is the law. Every day I wake up so happy to be working in this incredible organisation, with such an amazing team.”
“My experience in ANZ’s Legal team has been invaluable to my personal and professional development, and I am looking forward to continuing to do my best every day - so that this experience is not only unforgettable and worthwhile for me but also very productive and beneficial for ANZ.”
Ken Adams, Group General Counsel reflects on the program and the bank's long-standing commitment to it.
“The ability to help a migrant, to provide support as they transition to become active members of our community, is both a great opportunity to help someone else, a positive contribution to our community and helps to build a diverse team at ANZ,” he says.
“The feedback from the team has been uniformly positive – they love seeing us make a tangible impact on the community.”
Ken says, “It's completely aligned with our purpose at ANZ”.