Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program

The Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program (PWDP) is an initiative of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) designed to help place past and present Para-athletes into employment. Paralympic Employment Providers offer flexible work environments and meaningful career opportunities specific to the skills, experience and career goals of each participant. 360 HR Consulting, a boutique recruitment and consulting organisation based in Sydney, has been appointed by the APC to manage the PWDP.

Through the PWDP, the APC aims to increase the number of people with disabilities in the Australian business community and enable Paralympic athletes to promote the value of diversity and inclusion.

Athlete Testimonials

Matt Levy, Para-swimming

“360 HR Consulting was extremely helpful in keeping me up-to-date with what was going on and were happy to answer any of my questions at any time. Before my interview, they made sure I was aware of what I could come up against in the interview and this made it much easier for me to be myself. I had never done an interview with a panel of people before, so with the tips 360 HR had given me, I was much more prepared for anything that may have been thrown at me. The Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program is fantastic for the athletes who have joined it. My employer has been so supportive of my swimming career. Everyone is happy.”

Shane Brand, wheelchair rugby

“360 HR and the Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program have helped me find a great employer, ANZ, which is supportive of my training needs and offers flexible working hours. 360HR advised me on how to prepare for the interview, which I nailed, and was offered the job!”

Sarah Rose, Para-swimming

“Thank you 360HR for your support and perseverance in finding me the perfect job to fit in with my sporting career and commitments. By supporting Paralympic athletes off the field, this enables us to perform at our best on the field.”

For information on becoming a Paralympic Employment Provider, click here.

To register your interest in the PWDP, please contact:

Di Pass
PWDP Project Manager
02 9819 6324

Myreen Aronowitz
PWDP Project Coordinator
02 9819 6324

Paralympic Employment Providers to Date

Organisation Athletes
AAMI Matthew Silcocks, Para-athletics
Curtis Palmer, wheelchair rugby
ABC TV Shelley Chaplin, wheelchair basketball
Ben Weekes, wheelchair tennis
Kelly Cartwright, Para-athletics
Kylie Gauci, wheelchair basketball
AIG Peter Brooks, Para-cycling
Shelley Chaplin, wheelchair basketball
Allianz Peter Brooks, Para-cycling
Michelle Rzepecki, goalball
Tina McKenzie, wheelchair basketball
ANZ Ben Atkins, football 7-a-side
Sam Byrne, goalball
Shane Brand, wheelchair rugby
AusAid Katrina Lewis, Para-swimming
Australian Paralympic Committee Brad Scott, Para-athletics
Australian Sports Federation Chris Bond, wheelchair rugby
Deakin University Sam Byrne, Para-athletics
Department of Defence Katy Parrish, Para-athletics
Department of Education Michael Dobbie, wheelchair tennis
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Katrina Porter, Para-swimming
Peter Leek, Para-swimming
Matt Cowdrey, Para-swimming
Department of Health Sean Russo, Para-swimming
Bradley Mark, Para-shooting
Department of Social Services Jayden Sawyer, Para-athletics
Shelley Chaplin, wheelchair basketball
Shannon Bates, Para-powerlifting
Nick Radovich, wheelchair basketball
FaHCSIA Wade McMahon, Para-athletics
Erynne Conrad, goalball
George Weston Foods Alexandra Lisney, Para-cycling
IHG Madeleine Hogan, Para-athletics
Maddocks Jayden Sawyer, Para-athletics
Oriel Technologies David Selby, wheelchair basketball
PWC Shannon Bates, Para-powerlifting
Queensland Rail Benaiah Newton, football 5-a-side
Rabobank Keegan Oh-Chee, wheelchair tennis
Railcorp Stuart Hume, Para-alpine skiing
Recall Jayme Richardson, Para-cycling
RTA Melanie Hall, wheelchair basketball
Brett Fairhall, football 7-a-side
Sarah Rose, Para-swimming
Lisa Edmonds, wheelchair basketball
Aidan Bennison, football 7-a-side
Suncorp Shelley Cronau, wheelchair basketball
Sarah Hilt, Para-swimming
Ryley Batt, wheelchair rugby
Sydney Opera House Michelle Rzepecki, Para-swimming
TAL Prue Watt, Para-swimming
Westpac Matt Levy, Para-swimming