Entering employment can be a difficult task sometimes. If you’re starting work for the first time or re-entering the workforce, you may feel unprepared for what is expected of you.
That’s where work experience comes in.
Along with providing the required experience many employers look out for, work experience also helps you:
- Adjust to a working environment
- Explore different interests
- Build connections and networks
- Gain skills and knowledge on-the-go
- Transition into a permanent paid position
Our Employment team can help you gain experience in a workplace or industry you’re interested in, and support you through the whole process.
Depending on your goals, we can provide flexible support in various ways. Here’s how:
Can’t find the right job for you? We’ll work with you to determine your employment goals and build work-related skills, like taking public transport.
We then look to your local community for opportunities to gain experience. Finally, this may develop into a permanent role or employment position.
School Leavers Employment Support (SLES)
These supports are specifically designed to assist school leavers in transitioning into the workplace. Our supports can include regular visits to the workplace, meeting the staff, and learning about daily duties.
If you’re a student between 15 – 18 years old, you may be eligible for 150 hours of funding for transitioning to work. Contact us to find out more.
Students interested in learning about the world of work can experience one firsthand at one of our commercial workplaces. These are safe and supportive environments where students can work alongside our employees on real contracts.
Workplaces aren’t the only places you can gain valuable experience. We support many individuals in volunteer roles that help them make connections and get involved with the community. Additionally, it’s a great way to try out different interests and build life skills.