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Career firefighter recruitment at Dreamtime Expo
CFA was once again a proud participant in the Dreamtime Career Expo, an indigenous career expo held at Punt Road Oval prior to the Dreamtime at the ‘G’ football match between Richmond and Essendon on May 28.
Along with Richmond, CFA was also a winner, with career firefighter Nathan Browne and Recruitment Advisor Tegan Fisher speaking to a number of job seekers and students on the day.
Dreamtime at the 'G was first held in 2005 to celebrate the contribution of all Indigenous players to the AFL. The Dreamtime Expo is held prior to the game between Essendon and Richmond, played on the Saturday night of the indigenous round.
Hosted by the Richmond Football Club through its Korin Gamadji Institute, which runs education and training programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, CFA has been involved in the bi-annual event since 2011.
Nathan said although bad weather on the day impacted on attendance this year, there was a lot of positive interest about CFA from those who did attend.
“I'm really passionate about increasing opportunities for Aboriginal people,” Nathan said.
“We should all be looking for ways and means to get the messaging out there!”
CFA is continuing actions to improve the diversity of its workforce and in particular would like to hear from more indigenous candidates.