We believe that everyone should be able to feel like they belong and can participate fully in society.
For many, the first step to feeling that sense of belonging comes from securing a job. Finding work is often the number one priority for the young people we work with; employment enables them to achieve economic security and contributes to building a positive sense of identity.
We understand the challenges that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds face when looking for employment in Australia. We work with young people who are experiencing barriers to finding work – matching them with volunteer mentors who support them to become job-ready, providing links to employment opportunities and workplace experience, and building valuable networks.
CMY also partners with employers who believe business can be a force for good and who are passionate about developing an inclusive and diverse workforce.
The Employment Empowers program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who are looking to secure meaningful work and fulfill their potential. The program engages volunteer mentors to work 1:1 with young people, supporting and encouraging them towards finding employment, pursuing their career goals, and succeeding in the Australian workplace.
We also partner with employers to match business needs with young job-seekers. Through access to direct employment opportunities, traineeships, and workplace experience through the program, migrant and refugee young people build invaluable networks and form the building blocks for their working life. Find out more.
ENVISION Employment offers the unique opportunity for newly-arrived young people, who have been in Australia less than five years, to access job-readiness support from volunteer mentors. Mentors guide their mentees to prepare for work, helping them set goals, look for and apply to jobs, and develop their understanding of Australian workplace culture.
Using a strengths-based approach, mentors support young people to tap into their unique skills, assets and experiences in order to secure and retain meaningful employment in Australia. Find out more.
Jobs, internships & student placements at CMY
In line with our commitment to increasing young people’s access to employment, our recruitment and employment practices ensure we can walk the talk. CMY offers a Youth Internship, Student Placements through partnerships with universities, and also has a range of opportunities for youth volunteers to gain valuable experience. We encourage applicants from multicultural backgrounds and support the diverse needs of our staff. Current vacancies.
Employment Empowers is looking for volunteer mentors from all walks of life to join our program to support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Find out more & apply.
ENVISION Employment is looking for volunteer peer facilitators to act as mentors to newly-arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, specifically those who have been in Australia 5 years or less. Find out more & apply.
Weekly webinar sessions run by our Employment Empowers team featuring special guests each week. More info and register here.