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.

WORKPLACE VOLUNTEERING

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 Interviews – we 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 Lunch – we 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 Careers – we 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.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Sydney CBD

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
1 September 2022

Time: 12 – 2pm

13 August 2022Learning Through Lunch with Holroyd High School3Ultimo TAFE ‘The Apprentice’ restaurant
731-695 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW
13 October 2022

Time: TBC

13 September 2022Industry Visit to Credit Suisse6Credit Suisse, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, NSW
Q4, 2022 (Date TBC)TBCLearning Through Lunch with Punchbowl Boys’ High School6Sydney CBD
Q4, 2022 (Date TBC)TBCMock Interviews with Punchbowl Boys’ High School6Online (TBC)

Sydney – West

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
21 November 2022

Time: TBC

21 OctoberMock Interviews at Cabramatta High School5Cabramatta High School, 17 Aladore Ave, Cabramatta, NSW
8 December 2022

Time: TBC

8 NovemberMock Interviews at Bankstown Girls’ High School8Bankstown Girls’ High School, Mona Street, Bankstown, NSW

Melbourne CBD

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
24 August 2022

Arrive 11.50am

12pm – 1.45pm

10 August 2022Learning Through Lunch  with Hume Valley School8William Angliss Institute ‘Angliss’ Restaurant
550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
5 September 2022

Arrive 11.50am

12pm – 1.45pm

15 August 2022Learning Through Lunch with Footscray High School8William Angliss Institute ‘Angliss’ Restaurant
550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
9 September 2022

Arrive 11.50am

12pm – 1.45pm

18 August 2022Learning Through Lunch with Hampton Park Secondary College8William Angliss Institute ‘Angliss’ Restaurant
550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne – North

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
10 August 2022

9:30am – 11:30am

10 July 2022Mock Interviews20Hume Valley School
60-78 Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows VIC 3047

Melbourne – South East

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
Date TBC

10:35am – 11.50am (for half the year level)

12.10pm – 1.25pm (for the other half of the year level)

Mock Interviews25Keysborough Secondary College- Banksia Campus

8 – 20 Janine Road

Springvale South

VIC 3172

Melbourne – West

Date of VolunteeringRegistration Due DateProgram TypeVolunteers Required Location
24 August 2022
Time: TBC
24 July 2022Speed Careers5 (all different careers)Sunshine College (West Campus)

25a Lachlan Rd, Sunshine, VIC 3020

7 September 2022

Session 1: 10.55am – 12.35pm

Session 2: 1.35pm – 3.15pm

23 August 2022Speed Careers12Footscray High School
298 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011
19 October 2022

Session 1:  9.15am – 11.20am

Session 1:  11.00am – 3.00pm

19 September 2022Mock Interviews25Footscray High School (Barkly Campus; Year 7 – 9)

298 Barkly Street, FOOTSCRAY

26 October 2022
Time: 1.30 – 3.10pm
26 September 2022Mock Interviews10Sunshine College (West Campus)

25a Lachlan Rd, Sunshine, VIC 3020

27 October 2022
Time: 1.30 – 3.10pm
27 September 2022Mock Interviews3Sunshine College (North Campus)

Northumberland Rd, Sunshine, VIC 3020

Volunteer sign up form

Personal Details

Volunteering Activity 1

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