Young people

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Our programs create pathways to jobs you actually want

Your journey to employment is as unique as you are

That’s why Jobfind will tailor support to meet your individual needs and goals, including your health and wellbeing, your skills and training needs, and your commitments and responsibilities.

We’ll look at what’s holding you back from employment and we’ll work with you to gain the skills and confidence you need to enter the exciting world of work.

Transition to Work program

Workforce Australia – Transition to Work program is designed to support and empower young people aged 15-24 years to gain the skills and experience they need to secure meaningful employment.

At Jobfind, you’ll work one-on-one with a Youth Mentor to help you figure out what your next steps into employment look like. You can participate in a mix of individual, group and self-directed activities to learn new skills, attain a qualification, or engage in local work experience.

Transition to Work is specifically offered to young people in Cairns region.

explore career and study options that match your interests and what you enjoy doing
access apprenticeships and traineeships with employers you can build a career with
study and train to enter an industry with good job prospects
build a good foundation to work, such as organisation, time management and presentation skills
make informed choices about your pathways to education and employment.

Who is eligible to participate?

Your eligibility to participate depends on your individual circumstances, including your qualifications and employment history. You may or may not be receiving income support payment such as Youth Allowance. You must be:

15-24 years
an Australian citizen, or
the holder of an appropriate visa

Your Workforce Australia provider or Centrelink may refer you to Jobfind’s Transition to Work program. Or you can contact us directly and we can help assess your eligibility.

How does it work?

The program typically supports you for up to 18 months. You and your Mentor will develop and agree on a Job Plan tailored to your needs. The Job Plan is flexible and can change according to your needs. You might:

upskill with a Year 12 or Certificate III qualification
start an apprenticeship or traineeship
complete a 4–12-week workplace trial
develop your job application, interview and employability skills

Find us here

Jobfind offers Transition to Work in the Cairns region. Our fulltime office is located at 14 Aplin Street, Cairns and we have part time offices regionally:

Cairns City—Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Atherton—Monday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 5pm
Innisfail—Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Mareeba—Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 4.30pm
Smithfield—Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm
Yarrabah— Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 4.30pm

Enquire about Transition to Work

Get in touch to register or find out more about the Transition to Work program in Cairns

Phone: 1800 931 976

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    Youth Advisory Sessions

    Get tips and tools to prepare for work and find a career path that genuinely excites you.

    Book up to 3 free one-hour sessions with a specialist youth consultant to:

    explore your career options and local jobs
    write your resume and cover letter
    receive job search and study tips
    connect with other services to support your needs

    How does it work?

    Youth Advisory Sessions are free one-hour sessions that are flexible and tailored to your needs.

    We can meet in-person in our offices, online or over the phone.

    You’ll speak with a Youth Mentor who will work with you to understand your interests and career goals. Our Youth Mentors have plenty of great connections to employers, training providers and community services in your local area.

    Our Transition to Work service is the only government-appointed provider of free Youth Advisory Sessions in the Cairns region.

    Who is eligible?

    To be eligible to register for a free Youth Advisory Session with Jobfind you must meet the following criteria:

    register or be registered with Workforce Australia Online
    you must be aged 15 to 24 years
    you must reside in the Cairns region.

    You will earn 20 points per session.

    To sign up or register, click the following link:

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    Jobfind's Youth Employment Consortium

    The Youth Employment Consortium is a flagship collaboration between Australia’s largest training organisations, employment companies, employers, charities and education partners to upskill young people, create long-term career paths and defeat youth unemployment.

    The Youth Employment Consortium:

    promotes inclusivity and celebrates diversity
    empowers young Australians with access to appropriate self-development, skills training and jobs
    generates confidence and well being and enables young people to make informed decisions about their lives
    helps build a solid foundation in life by encouraging your voice, sense of belonging and self-efficacies
    simplifies the system and provides a one-stop-shop service

    Our partner organisations are the best in their field at delivering aligned and mutually beneficial services.

    Jobfind’s Youth Employment Consortium partners

    Youth Employment Consortium Events

    We partner with a number of training and employment and community organisations to create tangible opportunities for people 15-24. The events are all free and focus on celebrating your unique skills, for a job you actually want.

    Contact your local Jobfind office to find out what’s coming up.

    Job seekers: Who is eligible

    All youth job seekers registered with Jobfind are eligible for Consortium support.

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