Employer spotlight: Youth Projects x Staff Australia

In August 2022 CoAct service partner Youth Projects embarked on a innovative partnership with Staff Australia to create opportunities for young people seeking meaningful employment. About Staff Australia Since 1999, […]

Marcus lands a tidy new role straight out of school

CoAct and service partner VisAbility’s support young people with disability to find work that suits their individual needs when they finish high school education. VisAbility is a CoAct service partner […]

Industries currently recruiting apprentices & trainees across Australia

Construction trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing & bricklaying Automotive: automotive mechanics, panel beating & spray painting Engineering: mechanical, electrical & civil engineering Agriculture: farming, horticulture & animal husbandry Beauty: hairdressing, beauty […]

4 job interview tips for young jobseekers

At CoAct we understand how hard it is for young jobseekers to prepare for interviews – and to stay calm throughout the process. Which is why we’re sharing what we’ve […]

Trusting your employment consultant: Austin’s story

Confidence in your employment services provider and team of employment consultants is crucial. If you have a good relationship with your employment consultant, you’ll feel more comfortable talking to them […]

McDonald’s just got lucky

Four of our customers have joined McDonald’s thanks to determination, hard work and phenomenal support from their recruitment partner, Bron Rafter, at CoAct / Community Solutions. Each one is working […]

 I let my customers set the pace

Jodie Dollery is a Recruitment Partner for CoAct / Worklink in Cairns. She helps customers with mental illness find work, including those who live with anxiety and depression. Jodie says, […]

Working with schools to help students find the right job

Teachers, counsellors, principals and learning diversity leaders are in a unique position to guide students. They’re a vital link to connecting students with real-world support that helps them prepare while […]

Get ready for life after school

Organise your life admin Check your ID documents are in check – you’ll need them to apply for jobs. Think drivers licence, Medicare and any other cards you use regularly. […]

Lucas grows a new mindset

Lucas hadn’t left home in 5 years when he reached out to CoAct / Youth Projects. He was living with extreme anxiety and made the decision to reach out for […]

How to prepare for your first day of work

Congratulations – you’ve landed a new job! But what now? Get ready for your first day and download our handy checklist. The week before – paperwork and planning Do your […]

Jesse scores a job during lockdown

We love this story, from our service partner Interact Australia, about helping people find work in the most difficult of circumstances. Jesse, who lives with disability, has found work at […]

Tom finds the right traineeship for him

Tom’s absolutely loving his traineeship at Banjo’s bakery. He gets to spend time with great people, learn new things and go to work each day. Watch his story. Tom received […]

Life after school – what now?

So, you’ve finally made it to the tail end of this crazy, stressful, and uncertain year. Here are some tips to help you start your next chapter with confidence, and […]

It’s all about finding the right fit and never giving up

Over the past 8 years, Vincent has found it hard to hold down a job. He lives with a mental health condition and experiences anxiety, limited concentration and short memory. While he’s started several employment placements over this time, at the most they’d last […]

Motivation the key to success for Shane

• Lacking the skills and motivation to apply for jobs, the dream of becoming a Community Support Worker seemed out of reach for Sydneysider, Shane. • With the help of […]

Daniel rises to new heights in his ideal job

Daniel walked into CoAct Service Partner, Youth Projects, as an early school leaver in 2017. With perserverance and the right ongoing support, he was able gain his first job, learn […]

How to help your teen plan for their future

Tips to help your teen find success after school   1. Start the conversation Ideally the conversation with your child about their future should have been ongoing throughout their lives, […]

Billie breaks down the stereotypes

At CoAct we are committed to changing the face of disability employment services in Australia. As part of that commitment we’ve launched an online film festival called ‘Change the Story’. […]

Helping Indigenous job seekers find sustainable employment

CoAct Service Partner, Community Solutions, are celebrating the success of their recently-held Community and Employment Services Pre-Employment Program, which has helped four Indigenous long-term job seekers find their way into […]

Brianna finds her way

After experiencing a traumatic event at work, Brianna was unsure of where to turn, but with some dedicated help from the team at Uniting in Coffs Harbour, through the Smart, […]

Lachlan discovers his ideal career pathway

With personalised support from CoAct Service Partner IMPACT Community Services, young job seeker Lachlan was able to transition into meaningful full-time employment within the aged care sector. After moving from […]

The sky’s the limit

When Skye joined CoAct Service Partner, Uniting, she was eager to find a job, but with no previous employment history and limited education, she was lacking in confidence and unsure […]

Youth employment program success for Taylor

There are lots of reasons why it can be a challenge for young people to find work. Just like Taylor who had experienced health setbacks as well as a low […]

Joshua finds his way with Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new approach to youth employment, intended to assist you through all stages of your employment search from early training, right through to eventual employment. For […]

Employment opportunity blooms for May!

May came to CoAct Service Partner, Youth Projects, with a background in customer service but was unsure of what her next step should be, or what the right way was […]

Tesla dives head-first to reach her potential

18-year-old Tesla came to CoAct Service Provider Youth Projects having left school early, lacking confidence and unsure of what her next step should be. After attempting to re-engage with her […]

How to help teenagers explore their career options

Starting a conversation with a teenager Starting the conversation with young people as they navigate their teen years can be tricky, especially if they haven’t a clue what they want […]

Helping reboot local job opportunities

CoAct Service Partner Community Solutions is helping reboot local employment by working closely with businesses in the area to advise them on support services and available funding to create opportunities […]

Helping job seekers navigate work

Meet Lorae! She’s one of the winners of our Can Van naming competition. We thought you’d like to get to know her a little better, and hear her story of […]

Wayne serves up a recipe for success

How would you manage a history of mental illness, a recent Asperger’s diagnosis and following your passion as a chef? With a little help from his co-pilots CoAct and our […]

Small steps path the way to success

When 23-year-old Jack first stepped into the Robina Site of CoAct Service Partner, Workways, he had never had a job, had no driver’s licence and lacked confidence. Diagnosed with Asperger’s […]

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