In October 2020 Credit Suisse and Ardoch launched a three-year Premier Strategic – National partnership. The partnership is designed to deliver and scale Ardoch’s Pathways Beyond School and Robotics programs. Through this ground-breaking partnership, we have the unique opportunity to support nearly 10,000 vulnerable young people from Victorian and New South Wales communities facing disadvantage. Working with fourteen partner secondary schools, together we aim to close the educational and employment gap by equipping students with additional skills and education toward a productive future in adulthood.


Through this partnership, Credit Suisse employees are invited to volunteer in Mock Interviews, Speed Careers and Learning Through Lunch programs, directly giving students facing disadvantage the opportunity to engage with working role models that encourage student aspirations for learning, careers and pathways to future study.

  • Mock Interviewswe know that a crucial element of the employment process is succeeding in an interview. This program involves:
    • Students are paired one-on-one with a positive adult role model to learn how to be interviewed successfully
    • Workplace volunteers interview multiple students over the course of up to three hours, providing direct feedback and support on their interview technique
  • Learning Through Lunchwe know that social competence and wellbeing are key indicators of developmental vulnerability for children so we have designed a program focusing on social skills in a new environment. This program involves:
    • students participating in a fine dining experience, at a TAFE or hospitality training restaurant
    • adult volunteers joining students, sharing a meal together and discussing career pathways and skills required in the workplace
  • Speed Careerswe know that social capital and connections assist awareness of employment options so we focus on connecting students and schools with external organisations. This program involves:
    • students hearing from a wide variety of professionals regarding their careers, including their study pathways and skills
    • volunteers directly influence the aspirations and understanding of students about their career by presenting and discussing what is involved in their working life and career.

How to Volunteer With Ardoch

We have prepared a step-by-step guide for volunteering with Ardoch. We urge all Credit Suisse volunteers to read this document, as it contains important information regarding applying for your Working With Children Check, as well as for Sydney-based volunteers, dedicated sessions a Wynyard Service NSW for the processing of your check.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Sydney CBD

Date of Volunteering Registration Due Date Program Type Volunteers Required  Location

12:15am – 1:45am

To be rescheduled Mock Interviews with Punchbowl Boys’ High School To be rescheduled ZOOM event

Sydney – West

Date of Volunteering Registration Due Date Program Type Volunteers Required  Location
21 November 2022

Time: TBC

21 October Mock Interviews at Cabramatta High School 5 Cabramatta High School, 17 Aladore Ave, Cabramatta, NSW
6 December 2022

8.30am – 11.30am

25 November Mock Interviews with Bankstown Girls High School 8 Bankstown Girls’ High School, Mona Street, Bankstown, NSW
8 December 2022

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

25 November Mock Interviews at Bankstown Girls’ High School 8 Bankstown Girls’ High School, Mona Street, Bankstown, NSW

Melbourne – East

Date of Volunteering Registration Due Date Program Type Volunteers Required  Location
1 December

10:50am – 12:30pm

22 November Mock Interviews at Mt Hira College 10 Mt Hira College

185 Perry Rd, Keysborough VIC 3173

Volunteer sign up form

Please complete the below Expression of Interest to start the volunteer registration process. Please also note that you will need a valid Working With Children Check to participate – with details on the process of obtaining this available here.

Personal Details

Volunteering Activity 1

From the calendar above, please record the details of events you are interested in volunteering for.

If there are more than two events you would like to volunteer in, please submit the form again with those additional dates.

Volunteering Activity 2

If applicable, please enter in another volunteering date