Employer Pledge


The Jobs for Youth Campaign’s Employer Pledge offers many ways to get involved in the campaign. These include:

As an employer, you can take part in one or more of these options and you’ll make a real difference in a young jobseeker’s life. That’s because no matter how big or small your business is you can raise your hand and say “I can help.” And when you pledge, you join a team of like-minded business operators providing outcomes to young job seekers entering the employment market across Melbourne’s inner north. Outcomes for young jobseekers include employment, industry experience and skill development, work readiness, or pre-employment programs and career development.


Allows students to enhance their vocational studies by taking on industry placements in their area of study. Students looking for placements are studying a qualification, with their workplace learning being on-the-job training undertaken as part of their studies.
It enables students to learn and develop industry-standard technical skills and to also gain a deeper understanding of employers’ and colleagues’ workplace expectations.
The placement is usually in a one or two-week block, or one day a week over a number of weeks as negotiated with the host employer.
Employers are expected to provide an induction to the workplace, supervision and at least $5 a day in pay.
There are opportunities to:

  • enhance skill development
  • provide practical application of industry knowledge
  • provide evidence of competency related to a student’s vocational studies
  • increase employment opportunities

Get more details on offering workplace learning opportunities.

Jobs for Youth Campaign Launch 2018


jobsforyouth.com.au is a resource centre offering local youth-focused job listings. There is no charge to use the service to recruit local youth. It is the perfect place to advertise entry-level jobs that are suited to young people, so join today and take the opportunity to list your jobs in the Darebin, Moreland and Yarra council areas for free.

How to get involved…

1. Register to post your local employment opportunities.
2. Let your network know about jobsforyouth.com.au and encourage others to use the service.
3. Visit jobsforyouth.com.au for resources, information and links.



Clifroy Bank

Inner North Community Foundation



Victoria State Government

Melbourne Poly

La Trobe University

Yarra Council

Darebin Council