Young, Keen And Ready For A Career In The Public Service

06 July 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping young Victorians on the path to a successful career in the public service with the launch of a new cadetship scheme.

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited Box Hill Institute to announce the first intake of 21 cadets under the Jobs Victoria Youth Cadetship Scheme.

The scheme, run in partnership with the Community and Public Sector Union, will place 135 young people who face barriers to work into the Victorian Public Service (VPS).

As part of a two-year placement, participants will forge a career pathway through work experience and the opportunity to gain qualifications.

Cadets will be employed in entry-level positions across the VPS and will study a specialist Certificate IV in Government at Box Hill Institute.

The scheme is a four-year pilot program that builds on the long-standing Youth Employment Scheme.

The cadetship program has strong support across the Victorian Government, with all seven departments and their agencies participating.

The Labor Government’s $63 million Jobs Victoria program has a goal of placing more than 4,000 jobseekers into meaningful and sustainable work over the next four years.

For more information about the Youth Cadetship Scheme, visit Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“We want to give the next generation of public sector workers the skills they need for the jobs they want.”

“Congratulations to the first 21 cadets involved in this scheme. They will go on to gain the training and experience needed to build meaningful, rewarding careers.”

“Jobs Victoria is a program designed to support jobseekers of all ages and all backgrounds. It’s not just about finding people work – but ensuring they can maintain that employment.”

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