We believe that employment can change and make a real difference to a person’s life and their family! Many young people face hurdles to employment whether it’s personal issues, education, financial and/or health-related though when taught the relevant skills and are given the opportunity, we believe they can overcome these hurdles.

Transition to Work

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Transition to Work is a complimentary service for youth in Sutherland that supports their journey to employment, traineeships, apprenticeships and/or education. We provide support and focus on practical activities to build skills, confidence and employment readiness.

For Youth

If you’re aged between 15-24 and have left school early or have had difficulty finding work, our Youth Support Workers can help you meet your education and employment goals through a job plan which will include things like the following:

  • Job readiness skills and training to prepare you for employment, apprenticeships, traineeships and/or education
  • Assist you to secure and sustain employment, apprenticeships, traineeships and/or education
  • Provide support for any hurdles you need to overcome
  • Provide life skills training  
  • Link you with other support services
  • For eligible young people, we have access to financial assistance for materials or other services to aid in employment or education

To participate in Transition to Work you must be:

  • Aged 15-24; and
  • Either an Australian citizen, or the holder of a permanent visa, New Zealand Special Category Visa, or Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa).

2Connect Youth & Community has been providing services in the community for more than 30 years and has strong connections with employers, education providers, youth services and community services so your chances of finding and keeping a job are high!  

Local Job Vacancies

If there are local job vacancies which may be suitable for young people, they are listed here by the Transition to Work Sutherland team (please note, 2Connect does not necessarily endorse the quality of any workplace listed here):

For more employment opportunities please talk with your Transition to Work Youth Support Officer.

For Employers

2Connect Youth & Community delivers high quality services to employers who are interested in employing youth and ensure that both the needs of the individual and business are met. As well as providing job readiness skills and training for youth, we access their suitability and provide post-placement support including regular check-ins.

For eligible young people, employers are able to be offered a youth wage subsidy of up to $10,000 over 12 months to help employers take on new starters, such as any hiring or training costs.

If you have any job vacancies and are looking for young people who are ready to work or to learn more, contact Tracey at ttwcoord@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9521 6531.

Thrive Employment Hub

The Thrive Employment Hub is an innovative mobile service which will increase education and employability skills of newly arrived young people aged 16-23 from multicultural backgrounds. The mobile youth hub will provide vocational training in hospitality as well as individual mentoring and job readiness. The service will also provide employer matching and cultural advice across Bayside, Sutherland and Inner West.

For Youth

If you’re aged between 16-23 from a multicultural background or newly arrived to Australia and are interested in a future in hospitality, the Thrive Employment Hub provides:

  • Accredited training in Food Handling or Barista training
  • Individual mentoring
  • Job readiness skills such as interview skills, resume writing and assisting with job seeking
  • Communication skills

To learn more or to get involved, contact with Nicole at communityprojects@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

For Employers

Thrive Youth Employment Hub can assist you as an Employer by connecting you with a local young person who is ready to work. 

For any employment vacancies we connect a young person to, we providing cultural advice and support. We are always looking for youth friendly employers who are keen to take on a motivated young person for a job, work experience, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Young Women's Employment Hub

This project will explore and scope opportunities for and empower young women from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds (including new arrivals & refugee & Aboriginal young women), aged 17-20, for future economic participation and advancement. Young women who are students at risk of leaving school early or are unemployed will develop leadership skills, empowerment skills (social action) & useful skills for small business/entrepreneurship.

The pilot group of young women will also be mentored by culturally diverse businesswomen and ultimately become leaders themselves in their employment, as well as leading change for their peers.

To learn more or to get involved, contact us at admin@2connect.org.au or dial (02) 9556 1769.

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We believe in building stronger communities through high quality services, one that empowers people to make positive changes and build a positive future.