People are at the core of everything at Trafalgar, and we pride ourselves on being an employer championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We understand, accept, and value diversity in backgrounds, experiences, skill sets and perspectives, and believe these differences help to create the culture of innovation of which Trafalgar is renowned.
We employ over 70 people and a proud Australian manufacturer with our plants in Granville, Ingleburn and Brendale, providing local employment opportunities that many of our competitors choose to offshore. We support personal and career development for our employees, providing a flexible working environment with the opportunity to learn whilst enjoying what we do.
Our people are hard-working and dedicated to manufacturing and supplying the highest quality of products for our customers.
Supporting and providing opportunities for the community is important to us at Trafalgar. Our Community efforts fall into 2 broad categories: Equal Employment Opportunities & Charity.
Equal Employment Opportunities
We are proud to have partnered with Access Industries to produce our FyrePLUG pillows. Access Industries is a registered charitable organisation providing employment services for people living with disability. This meaningful work assists people living with disability to achieve economic and community participation, a sense of purpose, self-worth and a community to form friendships and relationships. Employees are supported and enabled to optimise their work potential and personal skills, and for those wishing to do so, help to prepare them to move on into open employment.
For over 20 years Store-Safe and Trafalgar have had a partnership with Wolston Correctional Centre in Queensland for the supply of manufactured components for the Store-Safe product range. The quality of the components manufactured is of the highest standard, and once completed are sent back to Trafalgar to assemble before being dispatched to the customer.
The Queensland Corrective Services' work programs allow participating prisoners to give back to the community, develop a strong work ethic, learn a range of trade skills and demonstrate positive behaviour prior to release. Interventions while in custody such as education, programmes, vocational training and prison industries employment can help break the cycle of reoffending, so that when prisoners are released, they can successfully reintegrate back into the community.
Prisoners manufacturing the Store-Safe components learn metal manufacturing, surface preparation, coatings and warehousing skills from trade qualified instructors. This equips them with employable skills and vocational qualifications on release.
We are extremely proud to have supported a number of charities over the years including Youth Off The Streets, Royal Far West, Black Dog Institute, The Infants’ Home via Herbalife family foundation and the Mental Wheels Foundation, raising over $35,000 for these charities in the last 3 years. Trafalgar Founder John Rakic has personally cycled over 20,000km’s for many of these causes close to his heart.
A major highlight for Trafalgar Group was awarding Youth off the Streets a cheque for $16,000 in August 2019 to provide invaluable support and services for vulnerable youths at their time of need.