The Program Background
The Citi New Recruits Program has been tackling youth unemployment, linking real skills development with real jobs since 2013. Launched in October 2013, the Citi New Recruits Program (CNRP) develops the skills of disadvantaged young Australians in NSW and Victoria aged 17-24. The program specifically targets youth who are unemployed or at risk of becoming unemployed following school from lower socio-economic communities. The program is supported by Citi Australia and Citi Foundation.
At the core of the CNRP is the 3 week job-ready intensive training program which contributes to successful job placement outcomes. The CNRP also encompasses a number of key pre and post program activities, including candidate screening, mentorship and leveraging of partner services such as WPC Group’s employer network and job placement services.
The Citi New Recruits Program has achieved significant results. In its first year 127 young Australians were supported with 92% completing the four-week job-ready program, and subsequently, 83% engaged in employment, or further education or training.
With such successful results, the program was expanded in 2014 with 135 young Australians participating in the program, with places offered in a number of new industries. The program once again delivered exceptional results: 95% of participants completing the job-ready program; and 86% placed into employment or further education and training.
Phase Three and 4 of the program have seen the continuation and expansion of the program in order to reach a larger audience in the Greater Sydney and Greater Melbourne areas. We have continued to support young Australians with our job ready intensive program that prepares them for work in either hospitality, traditional trades or business industries as well as gaining work ready skills including mock interviews and work experience placements. We are also engaging 90 current school students across several schools who at risk of dropping out/becoming disengaged with a specific school based job ready program.
Interim reporting of phase 4 showed 6 post-school programs completed with 90 participants. 96% of the completing participants have commenced employment or further education.
61 participants have gone through the school boot camp program with a 96.72% completion rate. Of these, 7 are completing school-based apprenticeships and 54 are completing structured workplace learning.
Interested in Joining a Citi New Recruits Program?
Citi New Recruits programs run in both Melbourne and Sydney. Phase 5 is set to commence in August but it’s not too early to register your interest!
Call us 1300 096 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible you must be:
- between the ages of 17 and 24
- currently unemployed
- looking for permanent work in automotive including spare parts interpreting, business, hospitality (commercial cookery) and horticulture
- an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
You must also be able to demonstrate one of the following criteria:
- Financial hardship (eg. a Health Care Card)
- A disability as defined in Equal Opportunity Act
- Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander
- From a non-English speaking background
- From a rural/remote area and relocated
If you need extra support in getting a job contact us now?
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Job-Ready Intensive Training Program
The Citi New Recruits Program begins with a three-week job-ready bootcamp, during which participants learn enterprise skills improving their career development opportunities. Skills gained include: personal effectiveness; personal budgeting; career planning; preparation for employment; workplace
communication and planning. On completion, and leveraging of partner services such as WPC Group’s employer network and job placement services participants are then placed into traineeships, apprenticeships, or full time work with a dedicated one-on-one mentor to provide ongoing support.
In Phase Two the Ambassador Program was incorporated into CNRP. A number of outstanding alumni were selected to become Program Ambassadors. As part of their ongoing career development each Ambassador was asked to lead a talk about their career aspirations and development whilst also representing the program. This Program continues and is a real benefit to New Recruits as they hear from past participants and can talk candidly, ask questions and share information.
School Based Program
Phases Three, 4 & 5 includes the continuation and expansion of the program including supporting secondary school students undertaking VCAL with a tailored job ready program. This sees us working closely and in an intensive format with youth in schools, in a bootcamp to provide them with employment knowledge.
Meet a Citi New Recruit
View stories and experiences of Citi New Recruits Apprentices and Trainees from various industries here.
CNRP Program Graduates
Learn from others about their career aspirations and how our programs have supported their career development. Aspiring chef Memuna has landed her dream job working as an apprentice in commercial cookery.