Sponsors are directly involved in the selection of scholars for the program. Representatives are invited to participate in interview panels alongside academics and the Co-op team to select the scholar pool for the following year.
Taking part in the education and professional development of your industry's talent pool, sponsors provide 3 industry relevant work placements. This is an opportunity to see scholars at work in your company's environment, providing 15-18 months high quality full-time resource (no additional cost, no permanent head count). Treated like new grad employees, the scholars thrive in the work environment and provide real value over the placement duration.
Through Co-op, sponsors gain direct access to some of Australia’s best and brightest. Demonstrating early leadership potential and passion for your industry, over 80% of these scholars are recruited by our sponsor companies every year.
Relationships with the scholars are established over four years and sponsors have priority access to discuss recruitment with our scholars through early recruitment functions held for all of our final year scholars prior to the mainstream recruitment period. For the majority of our programs, recruitment functions are held during the first week of March.
From 2020, Sponsors provide a scholarship of $20,000* plus GST p.a. for four years. This is paid to our scholars in a fortnightly stipend managed by the university. There are no additional payments whilst the scholars are on placement with a sponsor company and students are covered by university insurance.
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