When he was looking for work in Melbourne, Jai knew what he wanted to do. He wanted to work outside, caring for the environment. He had the skills and experience, but he needed help with interviews and resumes, and Jobs Victoria and the Huddle were able to give him that.

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Jai moved to Melbourne after completing year 12. He had experience working as a ranger and had learned about fire management and environmental maintenance. He knew that he wanted to work outdoors but found it difficult to identify how to get that kind of work. Jai sought help from Jobs Victoria Partners the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the North Melbourne Football Club’s community arm, The Huddle.

The Huddle helped him with interview techniques and helped develop his resume, then put him forward for a job at Citywide. Jai successfully landed the role and is now working in the parks of Melbourne, with a great and supportive team, and loving his work.

Proudly owned by the City of Melbourne, Citywide is shaping liveable cities for the benefit of communities. Citywide delivers the full scope of civil infrastructure and assets maintenance, open space and environmental services to both government and private enterprise. Citywide is also a corporate supporter of The Huddle, through its corporate and social responsibility and community engagement strategy.

The Huddle is an initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, supporting young people in the community to gain employment through a range of innovative career programs. Working with Brotherhood of St Laurence, The Huddle is providing extra assistance to young people from culturally diverse backgrounds in North Melbourne, Flemington and Kensington via a suite of job readiness programs including resume writing, interview skills, and an understanding of the Australian work culture.

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