The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity dedicated to providing long-term support to young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, The Smith Family work with 94 communities across the country, giving those in need access to careers programs, educational resources and initiatives, and mentoring services.
As the next generation of the Australian workforce, we feel it’s important that today’s youth are educated on the different career paths available once they leave the classroom.
This December, in partnership with KKR, we worked with The Smith Family, and welcomed a group of students from Alexandria Park School, into our office to give them an insight into what it really is to work in financial services. The students also had the opportunity to hear about how some of our employees came to work in financial services and how they made their career decisions. An interactive skills matching workshop was held to encourage the students to think about what each job involves and what skills they would need to do that role.
To reward the students for all their hard work, the office joined the students for morning tea, where they had the opportunity to ask about staff job roles and what they did day to day.