Making the transition from school to work? We can help.
Leaving school and making the transition to work can be an exciting time for young people, as new opportunities arise. Our team of mentors has years of experience helping people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to take the next step.
Skills, confidence, ability… everything you need to get the job
We’ll work with you to give you the confidence, skills and ability to get the job you want. We offer a personalised service, so that every school leaver’s support will be tailored to their needs.
Some of the job ready skills we can work together on include:
- money handling skills
- time management skills
- communication skills
- work experience
- job ready skills
- travel skills
- personal development skills
Four steps to career success within just 12 months
It's amazing how much progress can be made in only 12 months. Here's a look at all of the things we can achieve in the time that we're working together.
Step one (within the first 3 months)
We'll work with you to help you set goals and will ask you about your life and work experience. We'll also make sure you have the identification you need (birth certificate, passport, drivers license or photo ID), and start building your resume.
Step two (within the first 6 months)
We'll create a tax file number for you and start looking into your eligibility for Centrelink payments. We'll facilitate the process of getting your driver's license, and help you understand how to handle money and use a bank account.
Step three (within the first 9 months)
Our team will arrange for you to do work experience or to participate in our social enterprise, and we can also look into volunteering opportunities. We'll update your resume with references, and teach you how to perform job searches.
Step four (completed in final 6 months of service)
At the end of our time together you'll have a clear pathway in front of you. We'll complete your Transitional Plan and help you transition into Open Employment, or transition into Disability Employment Services or transition into ADE.
Connecting you to employment opportunities in the community
Our team is well connected to employers and community organisations that can provide our participants with work or volunteer opportunities. We’ll use our professional networks to connect you with employers, and we can help foster partnerships and goodwill within the local community. The goal is to create your own personal pathway to work.
Passionate advocates for people living with autism
The team at Connecting Futures has a special interest in working with people living with autism, and many of us have direct experience of working with, living with and advocating for people who are on the autism spectrum. We are passionate advocates for people living with autism, working together to help achieve their goals.
Ready to make the transition to work? Let’s talk!
If you have any questions about our School Leavers Employment Scheme (SLES) or our Connecting Employment Hub, please contact us. We’re passionate about helping young people to achieve their career goals, so we’d love to talk to you.