Our Indigenous traineeships continue to pave the way to promising careers for trainees.
Sinoma Gilbert has become the first Indigenous trainee to be appointed into a managerial role, joining the team at ANZ Broadway in Sydney as Branch Manager. Since then, Sinoma has taken a further step forward, into an expanded managerial role, as Service Quality Manager for Sydney.
Sinoma started with us as an Indigenous trainee at age 16, working one day a week while simultaneously completing her studies at Mudgee High School. After completing her HSC, Sinoma was offered a permanent role as a personal banker at our Mudgee branch and since then her career has gone from strength to strength.
“At 16, the ANZ team in Mudgee became my second family; they nurtured me, fed me with plenty of knowledge, let me make mistakes and helped me to learn from them,” Sinoma said.
“Most importantly, they opened my eyes to a career path I would not have thought possible, had I not become a trainee. Now, I have great ambitions for my future and hope in five years to be in a senior management role with the bank.” Sinoma said.
Sinoma is one of 578 Indigenous Australians who have undertaken one of our Indigenous traineeships. Almost half of all Indigenous trainees who have completed their traineeship have subsequently gone on to take up roles across our business.
This year, in addition to offering 100 new Indigenous traineeships, we have also broadened our focus from traineeships to include recruiting Indigenous people directly into permanent positions with us. Over the next two years, we hope to attract at least 180 Indigenous Australians into permanent positions.