Career Pathways

Starwin aims to provide career pathways for local stars and to achieve this we develop work experience opportunities for young people. We work with The Smith Family  to provide formal experiential opportunities and we also have many young people come and volunteer with us at our shopfront and events across the NT. Since our inception we have had up to 100 young people volunteer in some capacity at our shop, leading our programs and helping us at festivals and events.

Around 90% of our Starwin volunteers & work experience students identify as Indigenous. So, in 2015 we are looking for partnerships to help facilitate more formal training initiatives for the students and volunteers who love to work with us. If you would like to be part of providing career pathways for young people – please Contact Us.

“The Smith Family children’s charity has been running the Experiential Mentoring program since 2007. The work experience program supports students from remote communities to experience new environments, meet new people and expand their sense of what’s possible.  Starwin Management has been a valued partner in this program regularly hosting students and mentoring them in areas such as business administration and sports management. Our students learn valuable skills and always enjoy their time there.”

Elissa Shuey, Senior Program Coordinator, The Smith Family



Dellarosa Puruntatameri

“Dear Karina, I have know you before, but this week you also got to know me. You are a great woman, always there to help anyone, even when other things are on your mind. I appreciate all the training you’ve given me and thank you for the opportunities. Hopefully next work experience I’ll come back.”

Dellarosa Puruntatameri, Tiwi College, November, 2014







Kimberley Cunningham, Tiwi College

Starwin Jabiru

At the Jabiru sports festival


Former trainee Shaquille McKenzie


Rodney Tiparui