KENJARHY Services was established in 2012 as a direct result of the employment and training opportunities within the mining/ resources and infrastructure industries in and around Western NSW. Managing Director, Brad Draper, a proud Wiradjuri descendent has been involved in a wide range of contracting services/ labour hire/training and add on services to clients within South east Queensland and NSW for some time.Having worked within both State and Federal Government, he created KENJARHY so as to have a vehicle that can “make a difference” and give substantial outcomes to our Aboriginal people. KENJARHY allows the Aboriginal Communities it works within to drive the employment and training outcomes derived through its contract negotiations.
After extensive consultation with Industry, as well as Local, State and Commonwealth bodies, it was clear that an Aboriginal Owned and Operated entity was the vehicle to achieve many of the goals in which we want to achieve. Now with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines to be introduced on the 1st July 2015, the vehicle, that is KENJARHY Services is ready to work with those Commonwealth and state bodies that want to truly make a difference and close the gap.
KENJARHY was created to embrace a broad expertise and skills base, so as to negotiate and navigate the pathways to success. The Key principles, and operational areas form: recognition and liaison, day to day operational requirements, financial and planning capacity as well as industry expertise. The company’s Corporate Governance and Direction is managed by our compliance division of which is managed to ISO Standards.
KENJARHY is proudly 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, and thus we have the ability and expertise, to manage substantial contracts within all levels of Government and private Enterprise. This allows KENJARHY to directly improve the long term social and economic impacts that affect our people, through direct income creation (Jobs, Careers and Contracting Opportunities)
The primary focus of the company will be to assist the Commonwealth and States as well as Industry through providing a range of services (Capabilities) to meet specific needs.
The company provides Indigenous and non Indigenous people access to training opportunities to enable them to gain the skills and experience necessary to be employed within all Industry sectors. KENJARHY aims to engage 70% Indigenous candidates within its workforce, at all times.
Our aim is to always employ local people in the direct locations of where our contracts are first, before considering outside candidates to fulfil employment and contract services. Whilst we have concentrated our services in the highly regulated Mining/Civil and Resources sectors, we are now expanding into emerging markets. The KENJARHY model has the ability to be diversified , through our range of products and services into most if not all industry sectors.