Are you looking for work? Finding a job can be hard, and it might help to know you're not alone. Hear from others about how they found employment with the support of Jobs Victoria programs.
Are you an employer with specific recruitment needs? Learn how other Victorian businesses have received flexible, no-cost recruitment support from Jobs Victoria and, at the same time, supported their local communities.
We are proud to share these stories to demonstrate the difference Jobs Victoria can make.
A stargazing vocation in Ballarat
After years of unemployment and hardship, Phillip is now sharing his passion for the stars at the Ballarat Observatory.
Victorian public sector traineeship opens a door onto a brighter future
Having overcome barriers to employment, Luke is now looking forward to a career where he can give back, in the Victorian public sector.
Turning a passion for change into a career through a Youth Cadetship
In Ballarat, Stephanie Maloney is making the most of an opportunity to forge a career in the Victorian public sector, studying and working as a Jobs Victoria Youth Cadet.
Confidence and community the keys to a successful partnership in Werribee
Paul Lausaweh is a refugee from Myanmar who has found work and a leadership role within his community at Werribee’s Fresh Select.
Finding independence through work
Heath found the support he needed to overcome his shyness and gain independence in full time work.
Building workforce and community in Castlemaine
Landmark Victorian business Don Smallgoods is working with us to recruit and support great employees in Castlemaine.
Skills Guarantee boosts young Victorians into construction careers
Ahmed and Tiffany are young construction project administrators working in their dream jobs, made possible by the Major Project Skills Guarantee.
Study and work placements lead to a fulfilling career
For Najmo and Maninder, the key to finding a job was getting experience and qualifications in their industry.
Learning on the job in the Victorian public sector
Paris is working, studying and proudly representing her culture through Jobs Victoria’s Youth Employment Scheme.
Giving a ‘second chance’ is a two-way street
Pana and Louis from Pana Chocolate invite us into their Richmond production facility to talk about how Jobs Victoria helped them recruit the right people.
Finding someone to talk to the first step in finding a job
The financial and emotional stress of job hunting can be a big weight on a young person’s shoulders. Rohan felt that weight lift when he got the help he needed.
Community leaders in the making
Kyal Atkinson and Tanya Morrison are on exciting journeys towards careers with Victoria Police as part of the Aboriginal school-based traineeship program.
A job turns Nathan's life around
Six months ago Nathan was living on the streets and facing court proceedings. He now has a job, a home, and a powerful message of hope.
A community-focused recruitment strategy reaps rewards
Family business Corio Waste Management’s collaboration with Jobs Victoria provides tangible business benefits, while aligning with its commitment to the local community.
From unemployment to a rewarding job
Thomas searched for work for four years in Echuca without success, until he found the help he needed to turn his love of the outdoors into a fulfilling job.