Creating connections

The Youth Partnership

A better approach to youth employment

It is the vicious cycle that many young people face when transitioning from study to the workforce. A job requires years of experience, while young people haven’t had an opportunity to gain the experience needed. 

The Youth Partnership was formed to help young people make the successful transition from school to work or further education. Through our ongoing relationships with employers across Sydney, we coordinate work placements for students studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of their HSC.

Our programs help students prepare to find meaningful employment, allow employers to increase their resources and provide support for teachers.

Our programs

For students


Work placement

Students undertaking a VET course at school or TAFE complete two weeks of mandatory work placement. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice the skills they are learning at school, in a real workplace.


Interview assurance

This program prepares students through mock interviews that simulate a real-life experience. Our interview assurance program helps students feel comfortable and confident, providing a considerable advantage in securing their ideal job.


Industry tours

We arrange industry tours so students can gain an up-close look at real workplaces. We have a network of trusted contacts across many sectors and locations. This will allow students to learn more about available career pathways.

For employers


Work placement

Give back to your community, trial potential employees, and gain an extra pair of hands by hosting a student at your workplace. There are no costs involved in hosting a student, and full insurance coverage is provided.


Industry tours

Hosting a tour of your workplace provides students with a visual representation of the industry, the qualifications and skills needed. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with schools and attract more employees to your industry.

For teachers


VET teacher workshops

Designed for teachers who may be new to our programs or delivering VET for the first time, we offer workshops to teachers who may benefit from learning more about the Work Placement process. Discover more about how our team can support you.



Hosted by our employers, masterclasses are an excellent opportunity for students and teachers to immerse themselves in an industry that aligns with their course and interests. Each masterclass aims to form new skills that can be applied in and beyond a classroom setting.

Our vision

Our vision is to be the leading organisation fostering opportunities for young people. We focus on creating connections between young people and the workplace. We aim to equip students with the best possible tools to help them stand out from the crowd.

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    For students

    We help students find their path to success

    We help you build the confidence and skills you need to embark on your exciting career after school. Our aim is to prepare students for the workforce by providing them with first-hand practical experience to take the first steps in their careers. 

    Find out how we can help kickstart your career journey! 

    For parents

    We help your child find a career they love

    We give your child the opportunity to explore diverse industries, supporting their transition into further education or the workforce. Our team makes your child aware of the pathways available, as we help them find a career they are passionate about! 

    Find out how we can help kickstart your child’s career journey!

    For teachers

    We help expand your skills and knowledge

    We provide teachers with actionable strategies on how you can best support your students as they undergo their work placement. Our team also offers an array of professional development programs to help expand your skills and knowledge. 

    Find out how you can learn new ways to help your students!

    For host employers

    We help you give back to the community

    Our programs allow businesses to trial potential employees, while gaining an extra pair of hands. Work placement allows host employers to give back to the community and is the perfect opportunity to recruit students with a passion for your industry. 

    Find out how you can support youth aiming to enter your industry!

    Some of our

    Host employers

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