Allianz Ladder assists refugee youth transition into the Australian workforce. It is part of the broader partnership between Allianz and Settlement Services International (SSI) that includes Education Scholarships and the award winning Sustainable Employment Program.
Finding employment is a primary goal for refugees of working age. Allianz saw an opportunity to work with SSI and support refugees to find meaningful employment while also acting on its commitment to create a truly diverse workforce.
Allianz Ladder engages refugee youth in a program of development, mentoring and innovation sessions that help them develop foundational business skills such as problem solving, entrepreneurialism, communication and teamwork. It seeks to support young refugees making the transition from study to employment. Select participants progress into the Allianz Sustainable Employment Program that, to date, has provided permanent employment to 21 refugees.
This program demonstrates the potential for businesses to support refugees on their journey to fulfilling careers while also benefiting from the incredible value that they bring to the Australian workforce.