Work experience programs

Connecting disadvantaged young Australians with inspiring work experience opportunities.

Youth unemployment is around 17% nationally.1 In some disadvantaged communities it is more than double this figure.

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who may be struggling at school often lack the motivation, encouragement and aspirations to explore their future career options and potential job opportunities.

Because of their circumstances they may not realise the possibilities available to them if they complete their education. These children desperately need inspiring employers to help show them the way.

Downer Edi Mining partnered with The Smith Family to roll out a Work Inspiration Program to inspire the young people and open a door full of opportunities. Watch the video to see how Work Inspiration might look like in your workplace.