Clontarf Academy students at Esperance Senior High School held an employment forum to link students to potential job opportunities.
Clontarf students spoke to representatives from local businesses and organisations including the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Woolworths, the Commonwealth Bank, the Esperance Shire, police and CBH.
The forum was held on Friday, August 17.
Clontarf Academy employment officer for WA south Dan Delaney said the forums reflected on the great work staff at the South East Clontarf Academy had done getting the students through high school.
“It’s a great opportunity for local employers to come and meet the boys and for them to see what awesome lads we have here,” he said.
“It’s also good for our boys to see what employment opportunities are out there.
”They are discussing the job opportunities in Esperance, how to get in to those job opportunities and what it’s like in the workforce.”
Mr Delaney said the forum also involved one on one mock interviews.
“It exposes them to things that they are going to have to experience throughout their life, it’s all employment focused,” he said.
Esperance Police senior constable Paul Moore spoke to students about the opportunities available through a career in the WA Police.
“I’ve come down to take part in the Clontarf employment forum which is a possibility for us as WA Police to get involved with some indigenous boys from the school,” he said.
“We will be speaking to them about employment opportunities, specifically the WA Police Force Aboriginal Cadet Program which is a program that’s been running for a couple of years now.
“The program is recruiting at the moment, so I’ve got some packs for the boys to take home and some applications and general information in there.”
Mr Moore said he had been a police officer for 14 years and said it was a rewarding career.
“I’m from England, it’s given me the opportunity to live in a different country which I love,” he said.
“As a police officer, the job is varied, no day is the same, no day is ever boring.
“It’s a very rewarding job and pretty good fun.
“It’s pretty serious sometimes and you have to deal with some things that are not nice, however in general it’s a great job.”