Sponsor a Trainee
CONTACT KATE TO ASK FOR A TRAINEE SPONSORSHIP BOOKLET OR TO PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT - email@example.com
Why Sponsor a Trainee?
Right now, there is only 1 job opening for every 13 job seekers in Australia.*
Before Covid-19, refugee women were already one of the most under-employed group of people in Australia**, facing incredibly complex barriers to employment such as: limited language skills, lack of local work experience, limited job seeker support and networks.
Covid-19 has made it even harder for refugee women to gain access to training and employment pathways.
At The Social Outfit, we believe in an Australia where refugees and new migrants are warmly welcomed and supported through a positive settlement experience. Social enterprise provides a flexible and supportive workplace community for newly arrived refugees and migrants and by working together; celebrating our diversity, collective skills and strengths, the workplace becomes an example of multicultural Australia at it’s best.
The Social Outfit’s Retail Training Program is a retail training, work-readiness & employment pathway program for young women from refugee and new migrant backgrounds, who are seeking their first Australian job.
The 12-week program, which is strengthened by multiple cross-sector partnerships, graduates up to 16 young refugee and new migrant women per year.
In 2021 we are aiming to grow the program by 300% to meet the increase in demand. We want to be able to offer 12+ traineeships per year, up from 4 in our pilot year in 2019.
To make this happen, we need your support.
We are looking for up to 16 generous people to become Trainee Sponsors supporting 16 young refugee or asylum seeker women kick-start their Australian career.
By becoming a Trainee Sponsor you will have exclusive opportunities to meet the trainees along with other benefits of joining The Social Outfit’s major donor community.
Our message is clear, refugee women have nothing but potential, help us nurture their potential through employment, because work empowers women.
At this challenging time with high unemployment and economic downturn, it is critical that we work together to support to the women who are falling through the gaps.
We hope you will join us!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLEDGING YOUR SUPPORT OR TO REQUEST THE TRAINEE SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE, PLEASE CONTACT KATE CLUGSTON, PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - firstname.lastname@example.org
* Australian Council of Social Services, June 30, 2020
** Westpac Foundation & Center for Social Impact, Social Enterprise: A people-centred approach to employment services. August 2019