Talent for Business Growth

Access student talent to grow your business

Benefits To Business

Seeking new skills and a fresh perspective for your business? Talent for Business Growth is a fully funded program that will support your business to identify workforce skill gaps, provide resources and upskilling, develop student engagement opportunities and connect with key education and training providers to access talent. Click the icons below to view the incentives and rewards to joining.

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Workforce Planning Consultation

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Workforce Planning Consultation

Receive a two-hour consultation with an expert workforce planning consultant to analyse the organisational structure and current business operations to identify critical needs and potential skill gaps. On completion of this session your business will be better informed about the value of student employability, the type of talent and skill set that will most effectively meet your business needs and the length and type of engagement with a student that will be mutually beneficial.

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Upskilling Workshops

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Upskilling Workshops

Access targeted workshops to assist with upskilling your workforce, such as leadership and management training. Attend information sessions on pathways to engaging with students including student visa and working rights information. Meet category managers that can give you personalised advice to help your business grow.

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Access Talent

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Access Talent

Talent is right on your doorstep with thousands of students and graduates looking for valuable work experience. This program will guide you every step of the way to create mutually beneficial positions, projects or graduate programs aligned with your business’ strategy. Study Gold Coast will then introduce you to the right education and training provider for recruitment and successful placements

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Promote Your Business

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Promote Your Business

Marketing and content creation for your business by highlighting success stories on the Content Hub and social media. Showcase your business’ career options through the creation of video content on the Careers Explorer. Networking opportunities with other leading businesses in the Gold Coast community through events, workshops, and industry nights.

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Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

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Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

Businesses may be nominated for the Student Employability category for the region's most comprehensive and prestigious business awards running for 23 years. The awards are presented monthly with an end of year black-tie Gala Awards Dinner. Each awards ceremony is a wonderful networking opportunity and winners are given a procurement advantage from the City of Gold Coast at 2%.

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Growth Accelerator Program

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Growth Accelerator Program

Businesses are eligible for the Growth Accelerator Program—8 months of free mentoring and workshops to identify the critical steps needed to achieve your next phase of growth, rapidly and sustainably. Few people realise that high growth is both an exciting and highly risky stage of the business development lifecycle. This program will build a road map for business development and adaptive responses to overcome potential barriers to growth, networking with other like-minded businesses and discover new sources of funding and investment.

Engagement between industry and the education and training sector is critical to ensure the Gold Coast is producing work-ready graduates to become the next generation of leaders driving our economy.

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Success Stories

Engineering’s Virtual Future

Engineering’s Virtual Future

GANDEN Engineers and Project Managers are one of Australia’s leading water and wastewater consultancies. The Gold Coast based company assists their clients in design, procurement, commissioning and operation of water and wastewater assets.In the last five years, GANDEN has completed over 220 projects and delivered designs on projects worth a...

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Digital Duck

Digital Duck

Aquaduck is a well established Gold Coast tourism business that’s been operating since 1996. This year the company changed ownership with the new owners placing an emphasis on improving the quality of the Aquaduck experience.

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Giving Back to the Community

Giving Back to the Community

HTG is a Gold Coast based company employing over 180 staff boasting a diversified portfolio of businesses across multiple sectors. While still very much a Gold Coast based company, HTG has a growing footprint globally.

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Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Gold Coast Airport, a subsidiary of Queensland Airports Limited, proactively contributes to the prosperity of the local community. In recent years the company has developed a series of programs to enable students to gain experience and employment opportunities.

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The Digital Environment

The Digital Environment

Natura Pacific is a sustainability‐focused social enterprise that seeks to reintegrate communities with nature and promote a sustainable business model that can be used globally for social and environmental good. Founded in 2005 by Director Kieran Richardt with a team of Gold Coast‐educated international and domestic students, Natura Pacific has...

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The Startup Giving Students A Leg Up

The Startup Giving Students A Leg Up

Anonyome Labs is a tech company that specialises in data security by allowing people to take control of their private information. Their motto is ‘it’s not our work life, it’s our life’s work’.

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Gold Coast Students Get The Big Picture

Gold Coast Students Get The Big Picture

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Students – Don’t Underestimate Their Potential

Students – Don’t Underestimate Their Potential

The Frizelle Group was first established in 1985 and is one of the largest motor dealers in Queensland with over 830 staff across eight locations. The group runs a substantial apprentice program with around 40 of those apprentices employed each year.

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Growing Your Business Future

Growing Your Business Future

We live and work in a global economy and while that can literally open up a world of opportunities the prospect does present its challenges. How do you, as a local Gold Coast business stand out from the crowd? What can you do to gain an edge in an increasingly...

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