Employment Programs to Get Young People Back to Work


The Apprenticeship Employment Network is facilitating a number of employment programs to support young people back into employment through apprenticeships and traineeships.

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

Apprentices and trainees who have lost their positions as a result of the coronavirus crisis will be able to register for help in finding new employers and staying engaged with their training.

For more information, please visit the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program page.

Women in Trades Program

The Women in Trades – Multi Industry Pre-Apprenticeship Support Project is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training – Apprenticeships Victoria and aims to provide female participants with the opportunity to have a “hands-on” trial of a range of vocational trade occupations over 6-12 weeks and experience first-hand what it really takes to be successful in that industry.  It is anticipated that better informed career choices will lead to improved commencement and retention rates for women in trade apprenticeships.

The program will work with 120+ women who are interested in pursuing a trade/construction vocational pathway in the future.

For more information, please visit the Women in Trades Program page.

Hospo Support Program

Jobs Victoria, in partnership with the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN), are supporting small and medium-sized businesses to recruit and train 500 jobseekers to address critical workforce shortages.

Small and medium-sized hospitality businesses urgently needing staff can access the pool of workers for roles with at least 20 hours of work per week, and for up to 26 weeks, to assist in managing staff shortages.

For more information, please visit the Hospo Support Program page.