Given the Chance is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It has been designed to assist marginalised job seekers into work, support employers to grow and diversify their workforce, and foster social benefit and inclusion in workplace communities.
Given the Chance is being rolled out nationally to meet the demands of employers, matching them with potential employees in a professional, personalised and fully supported way.
Over the seven years the program has operated, 86 per cent of participants have completed it and of these 91 per cent gained employment.
We work with the long-term unemployed; young people; mature-aged people; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We also work with asylum seekers through our Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program. Read more »
This is a new recruitment process for the business administration traineeships that are offered by the Given The Chance program. To learn more about the guidelines and selection criteria visit the Crossing Bridges to Employment page.
You can view the list of current vacancies available through the program, on the Given the Chance website.
We acknowledge the following partners for their support:
City of Yarra Council
City of Melbourne Council
Centre for Work and Learning95 Brunswick StreetFitzroy, Victoria 3065Email: gtc(at)bsl.org.auWeb: www.giventhechance.org.au
Employers interested in learning more about the program can contact:Brian Finnigan, phone 0424 751 920 or email bfinnigan(at)bsl.org.au
Unemployed people on Newstart survive on as little as $38.48 a day - that's $269.40 a week for all the essentials.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.