Our PAE Youth and Economic Development teams recently held their second partnership event with PAE businesses, government agencies and Talent RISE recruitment specialists to help find jobs for local youth.
The Local Jobs for Local People program is focused on breaking down barriers that often make that first step to employment a real challenge for our young people. It is a leading example of collaboration between local community, local business and state and local governments, and helps prepare young people to be job ready, connecting them to real job outcomes.
50 young people registered to attend the event and also took part in the pre-screening processes in the lead-up which included the creation of their own “business card” displaying their career aspirations, empowering them to professionally talk to and exchange details with prospective employers, including local business Sailmaster Tavern.
Eight group training organisations also attended to offer information about their traineeships and apprenticeships that are available across a range of industries. For many of our PAE Youth this was their first ever opportunity to actually meet and discuss their employment aspirations with employers who had vacancies on offer.
Glen Chilton, General Manager, Sailmaster Tavern said that he was impressed with the presentations by the job applicants as a result of the selection and pre-screening process undertaken by PAE Youth Engagement Officer, Emily.
“The standard of applicants was very high, and this time around we have selected 40 new staff for our new expanded operations through the Local Jobs for Local People program,” said Glen.
Olivia Szolnoki was chosen from last year’s intake to work at the Sailmaster Tavern, through the program, and she said she loves her job there. “The flexibility around my schooling commitments, means I can complete year 12, and I’m earning enough to cover my living expenses, and be financially stable,” said Olivia.
Another program participant, said he was proud of his own achievements in securing an interview at the event and was committed to his dream of becoming a motor mechanic. Amy Bryan, Youth Recruitment Consultant at Talent RISE said she was dedicated to addressing local youth unemployment. “At present, youth unemployment rates in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide sit at a staggering 18.4%.
To me that’s a heartbreaking figure, so I’m so excited to be able to work with PAE to help our local youth with real job opportunities.
To learn more, contact the PAE Youth Team on 8405 6709
> Youth Engagement Officer Emily with young people from across PAE