Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program

The Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program (PWDP) is an initiative designed to help place Paralympians and Paralympic Preparation Program (PPP) athletes into employment which provides:

  • A flexible work environment allowing for training and competition commitments
  • Meaningful career opportunities matched with the athlete’s skills, experience and career goals

Workplace diversity involves recognising the value of individual differences and managing them in the workplace. As such, the PWDP aims to:

  • Increase the number of people with disabilities within the Australian business community
  • Enable Paralympic athletes to promote the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Paralympic movement
  • Promote diversity and inclusion within the organisation

The PWDP is an initiative of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) and have appointed 360HR, a boutique recruitment and consulting organisation based in Sydney, to project manage the program.

The Paralympic Workplace Diversity Program helps Australian organisations to employ suitably matched athletes and benefit from the inclusion of these ‘Diversity Ambassadors’ in their workplace.

For information on becoming a Paralympic Employment Provider download our brochure below.

APC Work Place Diversity Brochure

Athlete Testimonials

“360HR and the Paralympic Employment Program has helped me find a great employer – ANZ, who 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!”
Shane Brand

“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.”
Sarah Rose

“360HR were 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 from the tips 360HR 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 and athletic career…everyone is happy.”
Matt Levy
To register your interest in the program please contact:

Di Pass
PWDP Project Manager
360HR
dipass@360hr.com.au
02 9819 6324

Myreen Aronowitz
PWDP Project Coordinator
360HR
myreen@360hr.com.au
02 9819 6324

 

Current Paralympic Employment Providers include:

A

AIG

Peter Brooks | Para-cycling
Shelley Chaplin | Wheelchair basketball

Allianz

Peter Brooks | Para-cycling
Michelle Rzepecki | Goalball
Tina McKenzie | Wheelchair basketball

Australian Sports Federation

Chris Bond | Wheelchair rugby

AAMI

Mathew Silcocks | Para athletics
Curtis Palmer | Wheelchair rugby

ANZ

Ben Atkins | Football 7 -a-side
Sam Byrne | Goalball
Shane Brand | Wheelchair rugby

Australian Paralympic Committee

Bradley Scott | Para-athletics

ABC TV

Shelley Chaplin | Wheelchair basketball
Ben Weekes | Wheelchair tennis
Kelly Cartwright | Para-athletics
Kylie Gauci | Wheelchair basketball

AusAid

Katrina Lewis | Para-swimming

D

Department of Social Services

Jayden Sawyer | Para-athletics
Shelly Chaplin | Wheelchair basketball
Shanon Bates | Para-powerlifting
Nick Radovich | Wheelchair basketball

Department of Defense

Katy Parrish | Para-athletics

Department of Health

Sean Russo | Para-swimming
Bradley Mark | Para-shooting

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Katrina Porter | Para-swimming
Peter Leek | Para-swimming
Matt Cowdrey | Para-swimming

Department of Education

Michael Dobbie | Wheelchair tennis

Deakin University

Sam Byrne | Para-athletics

F

FaHCSIA

Wade McMahon | Para-athletics
Erynne Conrad | Goalball

G

George Weston Foods

Alex Green | Para-cycling

I

IHG

Madeleine Hogan | Para-athletics

M

Maddocks

Jayden Sawyer | Para-athletics

O

Oriel Technologies

David Selby | Wheelchair basketball

P

PWC

Shanon Bates | Para-powerlifting

Q

Queensland Rail

Beniah Newton | Football 5 -a-side

R

Rabobank

Keegan Oh Chee | Wheelchair tennis

Recall

Jayme Paris | Para-cycling

Railcorp

Stuart Hume | Para-alpine skiing

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

S

Suncorp

Shelly Cronau | Wheelchair basketball
Sarah Hilt | Para-swimming
Ryley Batt | Wheelchair rugby

Sydney Opera House

Michelle Rzepecki | Para-swimming

T

TAL

Prue Watt | Para-swimming

W

Westpac

Matt Levy | Para-swimming