"The program has delivered benefits to everyone involved. Having bright young minds asking questions and contributing to our business, while they’re learning, is a real plus. It’s also given us diversity of ideas and experience, which makes good business sense. "
Stacey Kelly, Manager, People, Safety and Environment, Northparkes Mines

Selection

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.

Check out what we look for in a Co-op scholar

Industry experience

Taking part in the education and professional development of your industry's talent pool, sponsors provide 3 or 4 industry relevant work placements. This is an opportunity to see scholars at work in your company's environment, providing 9-18 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.

Recruitment

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.

Financial support

Sponsors provide a scholarship of $18,500* 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.

OVER

80%

 OF OUR SCHOLARS CHOOSE

TO WORK WITH SPONSORS

AFTER GRADUATION 

SPONSORS ESTIMATE THE AVERAGE

VALUE OF SCHOLARS' WORK

ON PLACEMENTS EXCEEDS

75K

OUR SCHOLARS LOOK FOR

 CHALLENGE &

GOOD WORKING

CULTURE/

ENVIRONMENT

IN GRADUATE WORK 

 

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