Why apply for a Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship?

Why apply for a Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship?

Bullivants is Australia’s oldest, largest and yet most progressive specialist provider of lifting, rigging, heights safety, testing and related inspection services to the industrial sector. Since 1891, Bullivants has played a significant part in pioneering the production, distribution, solutions and services to manage lifting and rigging applications safely and efficiently for our customers’ business.

As part of our commitment towards corporate social responsibility, Bullivants intends to drive towards our goal of a workplace which reflects the diverse communities in which we operate. At Bullivants we know that continuous learning is key in development and empowering our people to be the best they can be. We are equally committed to building a diverse workplace that better represents Bullivants as one.

With the introduction of the Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018, Bullivants are committed to and focus on making a positive contribution to increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their broader communities.

This program grants two university students a one year, $10,000 scholarship each, welcoming financial support, and other resources to enable them to achieve their career aspirations in engineering or a related field.

One of our first scholar recipients, Aidan Reddicliffe, was part of our program for two years. Studying a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Aidan, completed his studies in 2020 to continue his passion in civil engineering.

After a few summer programs Aidan had a genuine interest in everything civil engineering and heavily influenced his decision to attend university.

I chose engineering because I thought it would be a fulfilling career which would most appropriately suit my interests in science and problem solving. The Bullivants program heavily supported me in my final two years of study. It aided in a lot of things outside of the studying space allowing me to focus on my studies when needed. It also helped in allowing me to push myself to achieve greater things in my time studying

To encourage and support Indigenous tertiary students who have a passion for engineering, Bullivants provide them with an opportunity to gain hands on experience in the Bullivants business.

“I would highly recommend this scholarship to current students who are eligible. This scholarship will not only allow you to be fully focused on your studies, it will also open opportunities for future employment and or summer vacation work which is heavily sought after.”

Aidan has continued to follow his career aspirations with his passion for engineering. “My future revolves around my current position at Cannington Mine outside of McKinlay, Queensland. I aim to complete my graduate program and hopefully in the future, focus on expanding my knowledge in the geotechnical engineering space and continuing in many years to come. I aim to be a well rounded civil engineer with experience in many different fields.”

If you would like to know more or apply for the Bullivants Indigenous Scholarship Program, please visit the Aurora Indigenous Pathways Portal.

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