Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is Australia’s largest privately owned engineering and construction solutions company.  The Group has a global presence, with significant operations in the northern and southern hemispheres. 

In 2011 Kent Street signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Laing O'Rourke.  The partnership was created to encourage, engage and retain Indigenous students in school and industry pathways. 

Laing O’Rourke employs a large number of Indigenous people across their Australian operations.  This is supported by their Reconciliation Action Plan and signatory status to the Australian Employment Covenant.

Some of the programmes and opportunities Laing O’Rourke has been involved in include:

  • Aboriginal School Based Traineeship Programme
  • Work experience
  • Site visits to construction sites
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Career talks and workshops
  • Aboriginal Attendance Rewards Scheme


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