CareerSeekers supports mid-career professionals looking to re-establish their careers in Australia, and university students.
Many skilled humanitarian entrants have poor employment prospects due to a lack of local work experience, despite having tertiary level qualifications from their home countries or being high performing students.
The CareerSeekers program aims to provide internships that help humanitarian arrivals gain locally relevant, professional work experience.
The program has been developed from learnings and experience gained from the renowned CareerTrackers program which SVA was involved in supporting since 2010.
SVA is supporting CareerSeekers to refine this program model, and draw upon SVA’s leading expertise in work readiness and employment support for disadvantaged jobseekers in Australia. With our support, the CareerSeekers program aims for between 100 and 120 refugees and asylum seeker mid-career professionals to be placed in long-term skilled employment with leading Australian corporations.