Salote Bovoro is making a big impression at The City of Port Adelaide Enfield where her traineeship in Community Services has put her at the forefront of helping to implement programs that enable the Indigenous and culturally diverse communities in Adelaide to thrive.

Salote began her journey with Maxima’s Indigenous Employment Program by completing a school-based traineeship with Qantas in 2011. She has since worked hard to complete an additional Certificate III in Business and was also duly recognised as the ‘Indigenous Trainee of the Year’ at Maxima’s 2019 Graduation and Awards Ceremony.

Although Salote has found her feet and is now successfully navigating the working world, she wasn’t always so sure which employment path was the right fit and as a result found herself in and out of university. After being turned away by other job access networks, Salote turned to Maxima.

“Since Maxima put me forward for the traineeship at The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, my confidence and experience have grown. My biggest job achievement so far has been creating a Kaurna Register on the Council’s website that shows the Kaurna people in Adelaide who provide Welcome to Country Services – it was a big project for me to undertake, but the result was amazing.”

Salote’s work at The City of Port Adelaide Enfield hasn’t gone unrecognised, since completing her traineeship, Salote’s position has been extended and she continues to receive great feedback.

Salote has recently completed a Diploma in Community Services and has since gone on to commence a Diploma in Clinical Counselling and Applied Psychology.

“Either way I choose to go, I know that Maxima has helped me along the way. I think Maxima is by far the best place to assist people to find meaningful employment.”