A job is vital for young people to become financially independent, but it also helps to provide a sense of belonging, community, and self-worth.

Employment Empowers provides that vital first step for young people looking to secure meaningful employment and fulfill their potential. By supporting young people through direct employment opportunities, traineeships, and workplace experience, we enable participants to build invaluable networks and form the building blocks for their working life.

The program engages volunteers with Australian work experience and skills to share, to work 1:1 with young people in the program. Our volunteers act as mentors, helping program participants to become job ready and to find employment.

We also partner with employers to match business needs with young job-seekers who are keen to work and able to make a valuable contribution to their workplace.