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Partner with us in developing exceptional graduates

We’re creating tomorrow’s highly sought after engineers, project managers and information technology professionals. Partner with us in providing real-world industry experience while benefiting from fresh ideas and new talent. 

We’re shaping our students into industry leaders: fostering their passion and motivation, and giving them hands-on experience as well as technical skills. We’re also preparing them to be excellent communicators, able to work effectively within teams and with clients.

As our industry or government partner, you are an essential part of their educational experience. In return, your organisation benefits through access to our brightest students with new ideas and approaches to your business’s specific needs. 

Internships and professional experience

Our Leadership Scholarship is regarded as one of Australia’s most valuable programs, both to the recipients and their industry partners.

Recipients go through a rigorous admission process. To begin with, you will need to achieve an ATAR of 98 or more in your Higher School Certificate (or equivalent qualification). This is followed by an in-depth application, assessment of interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, communication skills, creativity, self-motivation and achievements in non-academic and community-based pursuits.

In years one and two, the University of Sydney provides all the funding for Leadership Scholarship students. This means that before commencing the placement with their industry partner, your student will have completed up to two years of their degree and have been given:

  • leadership insights, including working with the Warren Centre’s Chair in Engineering Innovation and the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership
  • access to online networking forums and regular networking functions, where they will have met with alumni, government and industry leaders
  • exposure to the latest research and technical advances on campus.

A structured professional experience placement within your organisation will provide your student with the skills to thrive in a business environment. You will be able to track your student’s progress and tailor their experiences for each placement, ensuring they gain an appreciation of the unique opportunities your organisation offers.

Students undertake two placements during their tenure with your organisation, supported by your financial commitment for the final two years of the program. Whether these placements occur in a block or non-sequential number of days can be negotiated to suit your business needs.

Engineering and IT

  • End of Year 2 to middle of Year 3: 8-week block or 40 days
  • End of year 3 to middle of Year 4: 12-week block or 60 days.

Project Management

  • End of year 1 to middle of Year 2: 6-week block or 30 days
  • End of Year 2 to middle of Year 3: 12-week block or 60 days.

Should you wish to offer your student(s) a position as a graduate or part-time employee, they will be able to add value to your business from day one. Find out more about how you can support our leaders of tomorrow.

Our SIPS program is open to organisations of all sizes, from multinationals to startups, and connects you with one or more of our high-achieving students (top 25 per cent) in the final year of their studies. Undertaking a research project based on your organisation’s specific needs, your student works under your direction, preferably on your premises, over a period of 24 weeks.

For an annual financial commitment, your organisation will benefit from the fresh ideas and enthusiasm this next generation of engineering, computing and project management leaders can bring to your team’s working environment.

The University provides an academic supervisor for your student to assess the suitability (academic content and conformance) of the project and consults with you to ensure it is achievable and meets mutual goals. The supervisor will follow your students’ progress as they seek out and use appropriate resources; identify investigation directions and methodology; write and develop the thesis and any reports needed; and prepare their final presentation to you and your colleagues.

This program provides students with authentic, practical and experiential learning in a professional environment. Our engineering students are required to complete the equivalent of at least 12 weeks of full-time professional experience for accreditation in areas such as design, analysis or testing, project management, investigatory assignments and onsite inspections, technical writing projects and more.

By partnering with us, your organisation will gain:

  • access to talented students who can bring new perspectives to your organisation
  • an additional resource for key projects
  • a potential recruitment channel
  • a tool for staff engagement and development by providing mentoring opportunities for staff
  • the ability to engage and strengthen your relationship with the University
  • the opportunity to enhance your company profile through brand awareness and contribute to your organisation’s corporate social responsibility.

JFC is a simulated engineering consultancy, located near campus, where students have the opportunity to become your organisation’s external consulting team at any time you require their services.

As a ‘client’ of JFC, you will brief your student team on an authentic challenge or project according to your organisation’s needs. For a minimum period of four weeks, your team operates in accordance with standard commercial principles and practices, including tracking hours, code of conduct and attendance.

Community engagement

We are committed to developing skills and opportunities for Indigenous students in engineering, IT and project management. With industry support, we are able to provide academic and financial assistance to foster the skills and talents of these future professionals. In partnering with us through scholarships, industry site visits, mentorship and internships, we can assist your organisation in meeting its engagement and outreach objectives. 

Through week-long residential programs, we offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across Australia the opportunity to explore the possibilities of studying and working as an engineer. Our programs involve engineering activities, career talks, industry site visits and networking opportunities.

We currently host the following programs:

  • Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES), in partnership with Engineering Aid Australia
  • Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program
  • Indigenous Student STEM Spring Workshop 

Support scholarships for Indigenous students by providing financial assistance. In doing so, your organisation can foster authentic, practical and experiential learning to advance a student’s growth as an engineer. 

Connect with our current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in engineering, IT and project management by providing valuable industry support and learning experiences such as site visits and career guidance, which will enhance their undergraduate experience. 

Our students are required to complete the equivalent of at least 12 weeks of full-time professional experience for accreditation. Support our students by offering valuable work experience, graduate programs and internships for Indigenous graduates.

Keiran Passmore

Manager Education, Professional Industry and External Engagement
Address
  • Room 519 Level 5 School of Information Technologies Building J12