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Entry level recruitment services - NEW*****

At Youth Express we have recognised the need for a specific recruitment service specialising in traineeships and apprenticeships.

Employers spend thousands of dollars in recruitment a year only to employ the wrong person. 

With three recruitment levels to choose from, the recruitment team are confident that they can source the correct person for your business.

Youth Express have access to a large pool of students seeking employment and we are constantly in contact with all lower and upper Hunter schools. We will only refer quality applicants that meet the criteria of the position.

 Why not let us find you the perfect person who has a true passion for your industry.

So call us today on (02) 49312775 so we can help you find the "right" person for the job.

Trial potential young workers through hosting work placement opportunities

Work Placement

Youth Express coordinate work placements for approximately 2000 students from 26 high schools in the Hunter Valley each year. Work placement is a mandatory component of twelve industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate

Benefits to your business: 

  • Assess the potential of young workers before engaging them in formal employment
  • Provide professional development opportunities for your staff by having them train and mentor young people
  • Contribute to the education of your future workforce by offering 'real world' learning opportunities

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Consider employing a part-time school-based apprentice or trainee

School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program

School based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised VET qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC). Additionally, students gain valuable work skills and experience through part-time paid employment.

Youth Express coordinate the initial stages of school based apprenticeships and traineeships for approximately 60-70 students each year. We actively identify industry opportunities for the implementation of school based apprenticeships and traineeships

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Benefits to your business:

  • Access young, entry-level, part-time workers who can be trained and shaped to fit your workplace
  • A part-time apprentice or trainee will contribute to the future skill needs of your organisation
  • Attract more young people to your organisation as you develop a relationship with the local school community
  • Attractive financial incentives are offered to employers of school based apprentices and trainees

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Discover the potential of young people in a workplace environment

SWITCH Mentoring Program

SWITCH Mentors work intensively with students in years 9-12 who are struggling in school, to reengage them in learning and support their transitions to employment. The Youth Express Independent Employment Advisors work oneonone and with small groups of students, who have been identified by key school staff, to help them:

  • Develop individualised transition plans
  • Develop skills in work preparation
  • Explore the variety of education and training pathways available
  • Establish a link to potential employers and brokering employment opportunities, including work experience, work placement, part-time work and full-time work.

Benefits to your business:

  • Positively contribute to the lives of young people through mentoring and work experience opportunities
  • Realise the incredible employment potential of young people who may have a history of poor educational experiences 
  • Develop mentoring, leadership and supervisory skills in your current staff by having them engage in young people's learning
  • Learn about the strengths and needs of young people through direct interaction

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Share your knowledge and inspire young workers to join your industry

Career and Transition Support Program

Youth Express coordinates and participates in a variety of career and transition events, including 'Career Quests', subject selection evenings, School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship information evenings and student work preparation sessions.
We also offer a mobile career resource unit, which visits schools, shopping centres and special events, such as Try-a-Trade days and regional shows.

Benefits to your business:

  • Promote your business and industry directly to young people and their families
  • Attract greater local interest to your organisation
  • Improve the quality of young future workers by sharing your organisations expectations


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