We are proud to share these stories to demonstrate the difference Jobs Victoria can make.
A second bite of the employment apple
Redundancy came as a devastating blow to Nick, who was laid off in March as part of a business restructure designed to weather the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Government pandemic response helps Victorians return to work
When coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted the closure of her workplace, Lucy sought ways to adapt her skills.
Citywide provides new opportunities for Victorians
Suyog had been working at a restaurant in Essendon but found himself unemployed.
A great attitude leads to a traineeship and new opportunities
Liban Mohamud arrived in Australia in 2012 from Somalia at the age of 17. After studying English, he found it very challenging to find employment.
After years out of the workforce, Annie is supporting her local community in a job she loves
Annie Kennedy was out of the workforce for 15 years, raising her five children. When all her kids were at school, Annie was ready to look for work again.
Intense, tailored support helps Patricia ‘get her life back’
Patricia Carlyon, 29 years old and a mother of two, had not worked since 2015. She had experienced homelessness and mental health issues and had a criminal record.
A young life nurtured: “Through every dark night, there’s a brighter day”
Newton Paye is 18. As a baby he escaped the Second Liberian Civil War and at seven years old, living in Guinea, he became an orphan.
For Evelyn, a traineeship opportunity means she has finally found her niche
At 57 years of age, Evelyn was long-term unemployed and lacked confidence in her ability to find work.
Job-hunting at aged 74 leads to a new community connection
Elli had been working as a waiter but when the restaurant closed, he found himself unemployed at the age of 74.
A life-changing journey from jobseeker to business owner
After many years out of the workforce, Tracee was supported into a casual role where she proved herself to be indispensable very quickly.
Local job market advice makes all the difference
Despite having excellent work experience and qualifications, Iffath found it difficult to find a job when she arrived in Australia. Then things changed.
Bright futures in a beautiful environment
Rieta and Charity find fulfilling and flexible work at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Building a future through work
For two young Victorian jobseekers, finding work has allowed them to buy a house and secure a future for their families.
Building a career in the construction industry
Aydarus is a passionate young man looking forward to a career in the construction industry, with help from Jobs Victoria and The Huddle.
Dreams come true with the right kind of support
Johnny is on the right path to his dream job with the help of a comprehensive training and support program in the hospitality industry.
Bendigo community supports refugees into working futures
After a long and difficult journey, Hadi and his family are looking forward to a bright future in Bendigo.
On the fast track to a new career
A fast-tracked adult automotive apprenticeship has helped Hung land on his feet after being retrenched, and find secure work in the industry he loves.
A job ‘with the lot’ thanks to the right support
Anxiety in job interviews can be overwhelming, but with the right support, it does not need to stand in the way of work.
A positive partnership helps this employer recruit local workers with the right attitude
Luus Industries is a commercial cooking manufacturer based in Sunshine. When recruiting for his team, CEO Ao Luu believes attitude is the most important factor.
Building a new hospital and a new career
Ruby Winmar had undertaken a nursing traineeship but was find it challenging to find secure work that would support her financially.
Community sector traineeships offer fresh perspective for young jobseekers
Rhian was experiencing unstable employment. A traineeship in the community services sector has offered a new perspective.
New self-confidence leads to a job and a nurturing, community-focused employer
Shylee was lacking in confidence when looking for work because she was an early school leaver and didn’t have qualifications.
Retrenchment offers a chance to shine in a new career
After being retrenched following the Toyota closure, ex-auto worker Youssef Batal found himself at a crossroads.
Given the chance to learn and thrive on the job, with the right support
When Deborah arrived in Australia from The Congo in 2016 she found the process of looking for work here stressful.
Finding the right support to kick-start a career
After gaining a degree in Environmental Science, Hamsa was excited to start his professional career.
Creating a platform for success, at any stage of life
Sophie Bovell and Peter Blair are just two of 15 Jobs Victoria participants who have got their careers ‘on track’ by landing jobs they love with Metro Trains.
A community focussed employer achieving social, financial and environmental outcomes
Outlook Environmental is one of the largest social enterprises in Victoria, operating for more than 20 years.
After retrenchment, new hope working on the West Gate Tunnel Project
After he was made redundant in 2017 Gideon found it hard to secure ongoing work. Now he’s working on a major construction project.
A new opportunity leads to a bright future
Livia Naucukidi and Rex Handy have been able to learn new skills and find the right support while working on the new Karadoc Solar Farm with Beon Energy Solutions.
An uplifting journey back into the workforce
After being out of work for 13 years, Samantha was able to find the right care and job support, which has had a positive impact on her life.
Jobs Victoria fuelling construction of new Mildura solar farm
Jobs Victoria is partnering with Beon Energy Solutions to deliver its new Karadoc Solar Farm, south of Mildura.
Learning on the job with Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project
A unique partnership between Whitelion, CYP, Holmesglen Institute and AGA is helping young people like Sian get training and job opportunities.
Collaboration and training matches skilled locals with construction jobs
The Lendlease Atherstone Exchange and Jobs Victoria have joined forces with civil contractor Rokon to find quality candidates for major construction projects.
Supportive employers find the right skills for their diverse, happy team
Ex-auto workers forge new career directions with a local business in partnership with Jobs Victoria.
Fashion label finds the right fit
An iconic Australian clothing brand is working with Jobs Victoria to find and train the right staff.
On the path to success
Jai already had extensive knowledge in his chosen field, but he needed help to express that knowledge in a good job application.
Building a new life in regional Victoria
The Bendigo community has helped Grace find her feet in her new home.
Work With Me Episode 1: Seeking
What’s it like for someone looking for work today? Work With Me follows the journey of five people as they try to land a job.
Work With Me Episode 2: Wisdom
Alana gets a diagnosis that helps her see things a little more clearly and Mike starts to make some changes.
Work With Me Episode 3: Shine
What else changes when you find work? Our five jobseekers gain more than they thought.