If you’re about to finish high school or have recently finished, there’s no doubt you’ll be excited about what comes next.
You also may be feeling a little worried, anxious or unprepared, and that’s ok too. In fact, everyone feels that way before their first job!
If you have an NDIS plan, our School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) service can help you feel more confident and ready to join the workforce.
How does SLES work?
Our trained team works with you to understand your interests and what you might like to do.
We offer individualised support as you transition from high school into the workforce by focusing on your goals and supporting you to develop important skills.
We offer practical activities, work experience and volunteering opportunities as well as group and individual support options and support with further training and education.
We help you prepare your resume, practice interviewing, teach you about time management, communication, money handling, work expectations and much more.
This support can run for up to two years, depending on your individual needs and how ready you feel. We can also link you in with other supports that you may need on your journey.
Starting your first job can be fun and exciting, with assistance from Scope.
Building job skills with LearnAbility
If you’re ready for a short, on-the-job training course, try LearnAbility. It’s delivered by METS Training Services (a Scope Registered Training Organisation), and suits job seekers of all ages.
Run over four to six weeks, LearnAbility starts by building on your work skills. Then, when you’re ready, you’ll be introduced to one of our partner businesses where you’ll learn on-the-job and continue to develop the skills needed to work in your chosen industry.
For example, if you’re interested in hospitality, you could learn how to prepare hot or cold beverages, ring up the cash register, or prepare accommodation for the next guest.
Interested in becoming a partner business?
Our LearnAbility participants show great enthusiasm and have a strong work ethic. If you would like to welcome them into your workplace, we can customise a program to suit your needs.