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Indigenous Engagement

Forgacs Marine and Defence is committed to providing employment, training opportunities and cultural diversity awareness within its organisation. Our vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our first Reconciliation Action Plan will help us achieve that vision.

We acknowledge and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their full participation in the economic development of this nation. To ensure that our business is inclusive, our employees are encouraged and provided with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the cultures of our nation’s first people.

From actively seeking out Indigenous local suppliers and subcontractors to fostering young talent, we aim to improve the lives of those Indigenous Australians amongst us.

Our parent company, Civmec’s training team works in partnership with the Wirrpanda Foundation to provide free training for the Foundation’s candidates. Many of these candidates have gone on to find full-time employment within Civmec and Forgacs.

Our combined understanding and experience in both industry capability and Indigenous participation ensures that each project is able to demonstrate authentic engagement with local Indigenous communities while upskilling the local workforce, ensuring a sustainable economic benefit wherever we deliver projects.