Youth Pathways Toolkit

Did you know that employer efforts to support youth employability have a significant and lasting impact? Recent international research shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education and training and can earn 22% more during their career (Education and Employers Taskforce, UK 2017).

The following links will assist you with further information to engage people in your workplace.

Traineeships and apprenticeships

  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW More here

Wage Subsidies

Commonwealth programs

Youth Jobs PaTH encourages employers to trial a young person by offering interns and financial incentives that reduce the cost of recruitment. It is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It also supports employers to host internship placements and provides them with incentives when they take on a young person. PaTH has three elements: Prepare – Trial – Hire

  • Prepare– Young people will be prepared for work through Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.
  • Trial – Employers can trial a young person in an internship for 4 – 12 weeks. All employers who host an internship will receive an upfront payment of $1000 and young people will receive a $200 fortnightly incentive payment on top of their income support.
  • Hire – Employers who hire an eligible young person can receive up to $10,000 to help contribute to the costs of hiring and training.( Youth Bonus wage subsidy – up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) for eligible job seekers who are 15 to 24 years of age.)


Other funding and support

Government grant portal here

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