The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is a 100% Indigenous managed, national, not -for -profit Recruitment Company.

Being wholly Indigenous gives us the “know how” to match the right career seekers to the right opportunities, to achieve great retention rates .No other recruitment organisation offers this kind of expertise, commitment and value.
We achieve great results through the following Key Business Drivers:

  • Recruitment Services
  • Traineeship Services
  • Business Development

The AES started in Moree in 1997 by cotton farmer, Dick Estens AO, with the support of the Cotton Industry through the Gwydir Valley Cotton Growers Association. The AES grew out of recommendations of the 1991 Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody to establish promotion committees nationwide for Aboriginal employment.

Since 1997 the AES has transformed over 12,000 lives through providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with career opportunities.

The AES is seen as an innovator and leader in Aboriginal employment and training.

Aboriginal Employment Strategy A Career Opportunity for every Indigenous Australian.”