Employment Programs

Retail Training Program

When: April - June
Where: The Social Outfit Retail Store, Newtown

The Social Outfit’s retail training and job readiness program is designed for young women 18-29 from refugee, asylum seekers and humanitarian migrant backgrounds.
The program offers 60 hours of paid work experience in Retail Customer Service over 12 weeks at The Social Outfit’s flagship store in Newtown, Sydney. Your in-store work experience is complimented with video training via our online school, industry excursions, financial literacy classes and mentorship to support you to secure ongoing employment after you graduate from the program.


Start/Orientation: Week of April
Finish/Graduation: Week of June 26
Address: 188 King St, Newtown NSW


a group of women pressing their work as part of the earn and learn sewing program
a woman sitting at an industrial sewing machine teaching other sewers as part of our earn and learn program

Earn & Learn Paid Work Experience Sewing Program

When: April - June

Where: The Social Outfit Workroom, Marrickville

About E&L 2023…

Start /Orientation: Week of April 

Finish /Graduation: Week of June 26

Address:65 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville


Work With Us!

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The Social Outfit exists to engage people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in meaningful work with the wrap-around support to succeed. We encourage people from CALD migrant and refugee backgrounds to apply.

- Marketing Manager

- Retail Manager


Casual Sewing Technicians - start April 2023:
We are looking to engage a number of casual sewing technicians for 6-8 weeks on a job manufacturing items for one of our clients. We pay by the textile award hourly rate. If you are an experienced sewer, able to work to deadlines with accuracy, please get in touch. Contact xx on xx to express your interest in this job.