Real Industry Job Interviews

Real Industry Job Interviews

Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) provides young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the current job market.

RIJI is a work readiness program that assists students in developing good job search, resume writing and interviewing skills. The program is delivered in Term 2 as part of a school’s curriculum throughout a series of guided lesson plans. The program concludes in a face-to-face interview with a local volunteer employer during a RIJI event.

Who’s Involved

Local Students
Year 10-12 students across 20 secondary schools including alternative settings and special schools in the cities of Darebin, Moreland and Yarra. There are over 950 students currently participating in the program.

Local Employers
Local employers support the program in two ways:

  1. As an Industry Partner – working in partnership with the school by delivering work readiness training to students during the program
  2. Volunteering as an interviewer at the Real Industry Job Interview Events in October where local employers provide feedback on resumes and interview performance.

This program is a real community effort and would not be possible without the participation of schools, service providers and local employers.

Business/Organisations – Get involved

How to get involved?

If you or your organisation would like to be engaged in the RIJI Program as an Industry Partner or Volunteer Interviewer please click on the email link below to contact the RIJI coordinator.

Email Bret Mahon


Key dates for 2020

Secondary School Expression of Interest: OPEN

Teacher Professional Development Workshop: TBC

Student Resume and Application letters due: TBC


Darebin Region:
Melbourne Polytechnic, Preston Campus, 77 St Georges Rd, Preston

Batman Royale, 14 Gaffney Street, Coburg

Yarra Region:
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy


Teachers Resource

Teachers Resource 2019



Clifroy Bank

Inner North Community Foundation



Victoria State Government

Melbourne Poly

La Trobe University

Yarra Council

Darebin Council

Who to Contact

Bret Mahon
Partnership Broker
Email Bret