BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE

Barkuma isn’t just for people with disabilities. As well as supporting our people to live their all, we’re also leading change towards more collaborative, connected and inclusive communities for all South Australians, and we believe every person can contribute toward that vision. Barkuma fosters long-term, innovative relationships with a close network of commercial partners, solving unique business challenges.

BENEFITS TO WORKING WITH US

Employing our people makes good business sense. Overall, employees with disability rate highly on reliability factors, including:

  • Higher staff retention rates
  • Increased customer loyalty
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Low incidence of workplace injury
  • Promote staff morale

Barkuma Employment is funded by the Federal Government, so there is no out of pocket expense for your business to utilise our service.

THE BARKUMA
DIFFERENCE

We currently support over 300 people in employment in South Australia working in both the private and public sectors. We support organisations with every step of their new employees’ journey. Our free on-site support model includes:

  • Finding the right person for your organisation
  • Assistance with induction and orientation
  • Dedicated Key Worker
  • On-site Support
  • Understanding your organisation

WAGES AND SUBSIDIES

Wages for staff are based on the relevant Federal Award. There is a wage subsidy available and attractive incentives for Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Some people are eligible for the Supported Wage System (SWS) which is a productivity-based wage system.

THE PROCESS

We provide tailored assistance to businesses who are looking to employ a person with disability. The most common process we follow includes:

Job & Person
Specification
Identify
suitable
candidate
Undertake
work
experience
On the job
training &
support
Customised
awareness
training
Provide
on-going
support

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Barkuma’s disability enterprise is a Quality Endorsed and HACCP Certified company with more than 50 years’ experience. We work with business to deliver high quality, cost effective and innovative solutions. Our dedicated teams can customise our services to meet your individual business and product needs.

HOW WE WORK

Our new state of the art facility allows us to meet the changing needs of the food industry including filling, weighing, sorting, packaging and labelling. We also offer general business solutions such as assembly, confidential document destruction, cosmetic and general packaging, mail outs and promotion, sorting, industrial rags and quality rework. By working with Barkuma, you are supporting employment opportunities for over 150 people with disability. Using both automated and manual processes, no job is too big or too small for our teams.

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Offering quality solutions for your business.

ASSEMBLY

Whatever the size of your project, our full assembly service can pick, assemble, sort and label your products ready for sale.

CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION

Destroying documents is an important safeguard for your business. Our secure and convenient document destruction service can be trusted.

FOOD PACKAGING AND COSMETICS

Our HACCP Certified team have the right equipment and experience to suit your food and cosmetic packaging needs.

GENERAL PACKAGING

Whatever the size of your commercial packaging requirement we can provide a solution tailored to you.

INDUSTRIAL RAGS

Our recycled, economic and quality product is perfect for your cleaning needs.

LABELLING

We are trained and have the equipment to deliver high quality labelling solutions for whatever your business requires.

MAIL OUTS AND PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

Whether you have an expo or want to send advertising, we can help you. We deliver timely results with a team that takes great pride in their work.

QUALITY REWORK

If the products you’ve received from another supplier don’t meet your standards, we provide an efficient and flexible product rework service.

SORTING

Do you need your products sorted into packs ready for sale? Our team is well equipped to sort products big and small to suit your requirements.

GARDENING

Home or office, 5 days a week. Mowing, weeding, raking, sweeping, pruning, spraying, waste removal and scheduled maintenance.

CLEANING

Home or office, our team will keep it neat, tidy and clean. We can also help with ensuring a covid-safe and sanitized environment.

TESTIMONIALS

DIRT(Y)

The biggest benefit to a small business like Dirt(y) Inc, is that Barkuma gives us the ability to call on a team of hands who can focus solely on our product. It’s a huge advantage for a small team like ours who need the flexibility and time-responsiveness in food manufacturing.  We rely on strong relationships with all our suppliers- from the farmers that grow the products, to the staff at Barkuma who pack them with accuracy and care.”

GET IN TOUCH

Paul Martin
Commercial Relations Employment Manager
M 0408 873 702
T 08 8414 7100
Paul.Martin@barkuma.com.au