Each member of the JobTrail team has a passion for Indigenous employment and training, reaching into the Indigenous community to make connections and giving people the opportunity to enter their industry of choice. Our intent is to promote long term social, economic and educational benefits through meaningful, community engagement.
Julian has been with WorkPac since 2004 and has a wealth of experience across recruitment and client partnerships. He was approached in 2015 to set up an Indigenous Services Business within the WorkPac Group. He grasped the opportunity and set about creating a business that would enable WorkPac to realise it’s commitment to increasing Indigenous engagement at all levels. Julian continues to engage with local Indigenous communities, Elders and Traditional Owners in his role with JobTrail. He is passionate about increasing opportunities for Indigenous Australians and discovering innovative ways for WorkPac to do their part on the path to Reconciliation.
Relationship Manager Southern (NSW, VIC & SA)
Anthony is a proud Aboriginal man who has family ties to descendants of the Awabakal people from the Newcastle area. He entered the Recruitment Industry in late 2007 and became a Senior Account Manager with a portfolio of reputable industry clients and an on-hire workforce population of up to 200 at any given time. Following his true passion, Anthony began employment with Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) in 2011, where he held various roles including National Account Manager overseeing the company’s Group Training Operations. He was responsible for supporting 10 Field Officers that mentored and managed some 240 – 300 Indigenous trainees each year. A further promotion saw him move into a Client Relationship Manager role that focused on Workforce development and the creation of pathways for Aboriginal people. Anthony focuses on working at a grass roots level, identifying that this is beneficial to establishing and building strong community connections. He is driven by helping Aboriginal people into employment and providing culturally competent mentoring that leads to sustainable employment outcomes for both employee/trainee and each host employer.
Liz is a Gudjala /Waanyi women born and raised in Charters Towers. Starting her career as an Anthropology Administrator presented her with the opportunity to grow her career in mining, future acts and negotiations in Native Title. After several years with the Land Councils, Liz stepped into a Federal Government role as a National Indigenous Supply Chain Manager which gave her the opportunity to work with small to medium Indigenous Enterprises and Traditional Owners associated with resources companies. Liz then secured a role with a private construction company based in Adelaide/Brisbane as a Board of Director Member, before going on to work for them as a Business Coordinator to assist their Indigenous partner company owned by three Traditional Owner groups to create, establish and build their capacity in the construction sector, concentrating on Defence sector contracts. JobTrail welcomed Liz into our team in 2020.
Relationship Manager Western Region (WA)
Michelle is a proud Aboriginal woman from Western Australia with over 15 years’ experience working in Indigenous employment and training. During this time she has worked closely with companies assisting them with community engagement strategies, recruitment, candidate selection and mentoring strategies. Michelle commenced with WorkPac in 2016 as a Business Development Manager in WorkPac’s Tom Price office before moving into the JobTrail team. In her time with JobTrail she has worked across Western Australia building relationships with community groups, Traditional Owners and industries and believes these relationships are the key to creating sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal people. Her commitment to strengthening these relationships into the future will ensure that future opportunities for Aboriginal people exist.