Benchmark commits itself to inclusion

Benchmark Estimating Software believes in the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, and in line with this we are proud to engage in several programs with community organisations which allow us to support our local social environment.

2017 marked our second year of participation in The Centre for Disability Studies, “uni 2 beyond” internship pilot program, which offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain working experience in the corporate environment.

 

“By engaging in the internship program, organisations provide uni 2 beyond students with an invaluable opportunity to gain real world experience in the workplace. As a result of the internship, the confidence and independence of students increases, and we can see how this leads to meaningful employment in the long run.”
– Professor Patricia O’Brien, Director, Centre for Disability Studies

 

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In this photo: Our “Uni 2 Beyond” intern Tahli with her mentor Phillipa.

This year, we were pleased to welcome Tahli Hind as our Uni 2 Beyond intern. Tahli joined us in the beginning of November 2017 for a six-week paid internship, working 2 days a week and shared her time between Benchmark Estimating Software and our sister company MIEngineers. 

 

During this time, Tahli contributed to a wide range of tasks around the business, including data entry, market research, event management, and general office administration. Tahli performed extremely well in all duties, providing significant and valuable support for our team.  Her excellent performance, as well as her warm and engaging personality, has left a lasting impression on our business.

 

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In this photo: Benchmark & MIEngineers team members with Tahli and Phillipa, and Jemima MacDonald, uni 2 beyond coordinator at the Centre for Disability Studies.


Our year-end activities could not have been achieved so efficiently and successfully without the outstanding contribution that Tahli provided – she was a welcomed and highly-valued addition to our team. Thank you Tahli!”
 

– Dean Wardrope, Business Operations Manager, Benchmark Estimating Software

 

 

 

Benchmark Estimating Software looks forward to continuing our support of the uni 2 beyond initiative, as well as other community initiatives, in 2018.