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Exploring Careers at Water Corporation

Meet Molly! Molly is in year 11 at Darling Range Sports College and is a part of the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program there.  

Molly has been involved with the DSG program since it commenced at Darling Range Sports College a year ago.  

“I have really enjoyed the Deadly Sista Girlz program, it’s been really eye opening to me for my career path and opportunities, as well as making my own goals. It has been such a good support and there have been a lot of positive changes here.” 

This past summer, Molly completed a work placement with our partner, Water Corporation, in their Leederville office. Molly wanted to branch out to try something different to her usual creative and outdoorsy interests.  

With the help of her DSG mentors, she reached out to Water Corporation to do a two- week work placement at their Leederville office. Her mentors provided her with the contact details and guided her on what to say so that she felt confident on the phone. 

Throughout the two weeks, Molly had the opportunity to shadow a range of Water Corporation employees, complete administrative tasks and assist in catering for events. She toured their offices and Operations Centre and was introduced to different teams to see the various roles across the organisation and give her insight into what her career could look like at Water Corporation. 

Molly was also given the opportunity to participate in some of Water Corporation’s fundraising events. Her favourite was the Wheelchair Basketball game to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, where she got to have some fun on the court with her colleagues.  

Throughout her placement Molly was able to learn about the pathways available to her at Water Corporation and said one day she would love to try her hand at some of the other roles within the organisation. 

Speaking on her experience, Molly said, “I really loved my time at Water Corporation. At first, I was nervous and didn’t know where to go or what to do but they were so supportive and made me feel very welcome. I found it so easy to go back each day. Normally I would get anxious, but they were great at making me feel comfortable and teaching me things as I went. It was great to learn more about the different career pathways available to me there. One day, I would be interested in exploring some of the more hands-on roles, like checking the pipes and drains.” 

Before she graduates next year, Molly plans to get more experience in different fields to find out what she wants to do after school. Next, she is looking to explore her interest in nursing and looking on doing a traineeship at a chemist to get some experience.  

As part of Deadly Sista Girlz, participants are equipped with the tools they need to flourish both during and after high school. Whether they intend to enter the workforce or go on to further study, our mentors guide and support them to create an individual pathway plan to kick-start their career. 

The program works with our students to incorporate pathways into our delivery sessions, assist them with school-based traineeships, work experience opportunities, casual employment opportunities and assist with transitioning for life after school whether that be higher education, training, or employment 

Well done Molly! We can’t wait to see what you do next and where your career takes you. 

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