Welcome to the AES where we create career opportunities for Indigenous Australians, where we make change happen.

I am proud to be leading an Aboriginal company made up of dynamic, passionate, big-hearted professionals who are committed to creating positive change in Aboriginal communities through brokering employment, providing culturally-competent mentoring and support and promoting Aboriginal excellence and talent.

AES is built on the foundations of self-determination, community development and empowerment of Aboriginal people. We live and breathe these principles in every aspect of what we do and they will continue to inform our future strategies and approaches. We at the AES are proud of the work we do and what we achieve every day. In the last 20 years, our dedicated local teams of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people have achieved more than 20,000 jobs for our mob, and more than 2,500 traineeships and apprenticeships for our young ones. We are change makers who are personally invested in our communities and are acutely aware of the impact that having a job, a sense of purpose, and a way to contribute can have on our wellbeing and that of those around us.

AES is invested in building and sustaining strong local Aboriginal communities through skill development, forming relationships with local employers, supporting Aboriginal enterprise, breaking down stereotypes, addressing barriers to employment and promoting local solutions to local challenges. Our success at the AES has been based on our localised approach – employing local Aboriginal people in our AES offices to support their mob.

I welcome you to join us on our journey in creating a career opportunity for every Indigenous Australian so that there is no disparity in outcomes and we can prosper together on the land of the oldest living culture in the world.

Kristy Masella

CEO