Barranggirra Employment and Mentoring Program

About Barranggirra

Darren Wright

The Barranggirra Employment and Mentoring Program aims to support Aboriginal job seekers in ongoing education and training to secure employment and create employment pathways.

Ungoooroo is operating this program across the Hunter, Mid Coast and North Coast of NSW.

Barranggirra will support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to get involved in education and training to help improve their employment and career prospects through:

– Increasing access to vocational education and training opportunities
– Ongoing mentoring and support for participants to undertake study or training
– Support for participants in finding employment
– Guidance in identifying career goals
– Improved post-training outcomes
– Placement in meaningful and sustainable employment
– Providing greater opportunity for Aboriginal business ownership and independence

The Barranggirra Employment and Mentoring Program is managed by Ungooroo’s Barranggirra Program Manager, Darren Wright (pictured).

You can find out more about the Barranggirra program here

Contact Details

Barranggirra Program Manager
Mobile: 0408 460 771
Office: 6571 5111


“Hi, I am Daniel and I moved here from Walgett for a better life. I started to get in a lot of trouble at Walgett with no work and nothing to do. So I moved to Maitland for more employment chances. I met up with Darren Wright at the JobLink Plus office in Maitland. Darren assisted me in gaining a position in an accredited training program with Clubs NSW and the Barrington Group.

In that training I gained invaluable skills and experience as well as a lot of friends. It was the best thing that I have done. Darren helped the trainer and it was great. [I had] tremendous support, including ongoing mentoring that I continue to benefit from. As a result I am now employed in a job that I love and [that] has changed my life for the better.

I would like to thank everyone who was involved and I would like to see more Aboriginal people working in the club industry”

~ Daniel, supported by Ungooroo’s Barranggirra program