Within a week after signing up, Jayden had an interview and was offered an apprenticeship role, thanks to Transition to Work!
Delivered under Workforce Australia Employment Services in Queensland and Victoria, Transition to Work is a youth employment program funded by the Australian Government. Its purpose is to provide support for young people aged 15 to 24 to help them into employment or further education.
Transition to Work offers a range of services accessible by eligible participants, including developing practical skills to gain a job, finding job opportunities and, where needed, connecting with relevant local community services.
Jayden, aged 18, is really enjoying his apprenticeship role with Link Electrical where he is undertaking a Certificate III in Electrotechnology, saying, “I’m learning new things that I haven’t before.”
“It was all very quick. I signed up to the program and within a week, I had an interview for a job and was then offered an apprenticeship,” Jayden further stated.
Sophie, aged 21, has been with BUSY At Work since November 2022 and is hoping to gain work as a teacher’s aide while studying part-time at university.
“Within 4 weeks of being with BUSY, I received my blue card, help with my resume and options on different pathways to becoming a teacher’s aide.”
Other Transition to Work services include connecting participants with education or training.
Neville, aged 23, is receiving help from BUSY At Work to further his education by attending the Skills for Education and Employment program, with the ultimate goal of gaining a job in woodwork.
Tapping into other services available at BUSY, in addition to Transition to Work services, both Neville and Sophie received support from BUSY Health (a part of The BUSY Group) to improve their mental and physical health.
“I got incredibly lucky to have been given that extra support; I have not made this much progress in such a long time,” said Sophie.
When asked what advice they’d give to school leavers seeking assistance to transition into employment, all three participants said, “Come to BUSY!”
“Services like this with kind and nurturing professionals really make a difference,” added Sophie.
National Manager for BUSY At Work’s Transition to Work program, Nikki Jacobson, said, “If you are aged 15-24 and looking for direction, the Transition to Work program can help you build skills and confidence to enter the workforce.”
Find out more about Transition to Work.
Jayden is working towards completing a Certificate III in Electrotechnology.