Lendlease identified the need to create a business initiative demonstrating its commitment regarding employee engagement and career development. The company realised it needed a way to activate development plans, help them become relevant and useful to support the ongoing personal and professional growth of its employees. 

This led to the creation of the ‘Develop You Festival’, an event to showcase all career and personal development opportunities available to Lendlease employees. It involves stalls where employees can find out more information on workshops, learning options and resources available to them, as well as breakout sessions led by business leaders, industry experts and executives. 

The Australian Business Awards program provides notable opportunities for high-performing organisations which implement world-class business initiatives and develop innovative products and services to be acknowledged and honoured for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Alex Christie, Group Head of People & Culture, Lendlease said:

“At Lendlease, our people are at the heart of everything we do and we recognised something needed to be done to show them the different development options available to them. 

“Our Develop You Festival was so successful in Australia, we’ve taken it global to all regions where we operate.”