At Land Surveys, we are proud to be working with Indigenous Australians to realise employment opportunities within the Spatial Sciences sector.
As a leading surveying company in Australia, we do this through direct employment, subcontracting, or through client placements to our project team. At every opportunity we will work with our clients to identify and partner with the traditional ownership groups so we can provide in-country employment.
We have collaborated with clients to provide Indigenous employment opportunities on public and private infrastructure projects across Australia. We also work closely with Indigenous employees by offering flexible rosters to enable them to commit to study.
One of our more successful partnerships is our collaboration with Indiya Geospatial. Indiya Geospatial is an Indigenous-owned business with a national footprint and a focus on improving aboriginal education. Indiya Geospatial is also a proud member of Supply Nation, being certified in 2017.
Opportunities for Indigenous People on Major Projects
Our team and partner companies have provided employment opportunities for Indigenous people across a range of major projects, including Elizabeth Quay, Forrestfield Airport Link, RTIO Yandicoogina, Pilbara Minerals, and many large-scale infrastructure projects in Sydney.
By offering trainee opportunities, you provide openings for school leavers and others looking for a career path in the construction sector. These opportunities help individuals obtain on the job experience, and furthermore, help them ascertain if surveying is a role to consider for career longevity.
Survey Technician – Morgan Moody
One such opportunity was given to an Indigenous trainee, Morgan Moody, who joined our company in 2013. Here is what Morgan had to say about working for Land Surveys:
“Land Surveys has changed a fair bit from when I started, and so has my job role. I started as a survey assistant and I’m now working as a survey technician. Although as I’m still learning, the job involves a bit of everything – it’s really hands-on, which I love.
As an assistant, you work with a lot of different surveyors, and they all teach you their unique ways on how they carry out their survey tasks for the day. It’s a different job every day, a different site every day. I can be with a licensed surveyor one day and we can be working on sub-divisions, putting in boundary pegs, doing level runs; and then the next day I can be with an engineering surveyor and we can be working on a high-rise job in the city, knocking nails into concrete, and marking up wet areas with paint pens.
I’ve made some great friends working at Land Surveys. The company is great and the people I work with are great. They have always given me opportunities and have always backed me with whatever I have wanted to do. I have worked in Perth, Melbourne, and have done FIFO in WA – the job site was about three hours into bush area from Newman. When this project finished, I relocated to Sydney. Land Surveys offered me the choice of Sydney or Perth, and as I have lived in Perth for ten years, I chose Sydney to experience something different.”