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  • Romy Gilbert

Transition to Work: A Joblink Plus program for youth employment

Joblink Plus are offering a free program for young people who are looking to gain skills and training, as well as support in looking for and securing work.


The ‘Transition to Work’ (TtW) program is for youth aged between 15-24 years, who have left school and are looking at taking the next step.


TtW program coordinator Casey Johnson said the program is “all about supporting young people in a way that works for them”. The program focuses on what young people are good at when helping them get ready for work.


“Together with a consultant, candidates will work one-on-one with a personalised mentoring and coaching program and get assistance with gaining job related skills, to further their work opportunities,” said Ms Johnson.


“We also connect young people with other community services, so we can help with things like homelessness, traineeships and apprenticeships. We also provide ongoing support once they secure a job”.


Joblink Plus TwT program also provides the service on behalf of employers looking for staff. Services include:

  • pre-employment skills for participants that is directly relevant to the needs of local employers and the local labour market

  • work experience placements for eligible participants to assess a young person’s suitability for a job

  • negotiating Youth Bonus wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) with employers who offer young job seekers ongoing employment

  • post placement support to ensure a young person settles into a job and the employer’s expectations are being met.


To find out how to get involved contact Joblink Plus on 02 67646666 or visit https://www.joblinkplus.com.au/job-seekers/transition-to-work/