Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program

The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program would like to thank The University of Wollongong Southern Sydney Campus for its generous sponsorship of Youth Frontiers Celebration Events and Awards!
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The Youth Frontiers Mentoring Program would like to thank The University of Wollongong Southern Sydney Campus for its generous sponsorship of Youth Frontiers Celebration Events and Awards!



The most powerful thing you can do during an interview is give solid examples-by Nine2three

Have you read the checklist on our website for the Top 50 Interview Questions? It is a must if you are preparing for interviews. After having been in recruitment and HR for many years and intervi...
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The most powerful thing you can do during an interview is give solid examples-by Nine2three

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 Have you read the checklist on our website for the Top 50 Interview Questions? It is a must if you are preparing for interviews.

After having been in recruitment and HR for many years and interviewing hundreds of people for hundreds of roles, we have a pretty good understanding of what questions elicit the best responses.

A good interviewer should ask you behaoural questions, which require you to use the STAR model response – that is talk about the Situation, Task, Action and Result.

For example if asked how you deal with difficult customers, your best answer would be within the region of … “When I worked at XYZ company, I had a situation where …and so what I did was… Because I did that ….”

The most powerful thing that you can do at interview is give solid examples – like “when I worked at …” and “ I had to” etc.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE

Inspiring the Future

Can you spare one hour a year to speak to young people about your career story?The Inspiring the Future (ITF) campaign provides you with the opportunity to do just that. Building upon four years of...
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Can you spare one hour a year to speak to young people about your career story?
The Inspiring the Future (ITF) campaign provides you with the opportunity to do just that. Building upon four years of amazing success in the UK, ITF is now available in Australia.

ITF aims to connect schools with volunteers from the world of work. Volunteers from Archaeologists to Zoologists, CEO’s to Apprentices are asked to spare at least one hour a year to share authentically with young people about their job and how they got there. Share your career story in order to broaden future horizons and enhance the aspirations of high school students.

Sign up now through the secure website www.inspiringthefuture.org.au and help make a positive difference in young people’s lives. Don’t delay, teachers in your local region are also signing up on the secure site and may be looking for you soon! Contact Schools Industry Partnership on 02 4725 0300 or visit our website for further details.

Talking to children about terrorism

The recent terrorist attacks in London following on from the recent events in Manchester, where children and young people were among the victims, has spread shockwaves across the globe. With medi...
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Talking to children about terrorism

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The recent terrorist attacks in London following on from the recent events in Manchester, where children and young people were among the victims, has spread shockwaves across the globe. With media coverage reaching saturation levels it’s difficult to shield children from these events. The task for parents is to reassure children, while to trying to explain events that for most of us are inexplicable.

While most parents quiet naturally don’t want to discuss terrorism with children, it’s not a topic that you should avoid, particularly if your children ask pertinent questions.

Here are some ideas that will help:

1. Discuss age-appropriately

The Australian Psychological Society recommends, “It’s best to shield pre-schoolers completely from frightening or traumatic world events.” This means protecting young children from media coverage and being mindful of adult conversations around young children. However even young children overhear conversations and know is happening, so be prepared to discuss events in ways that they understand.

Primary school-aged children have more exposure through the media and the schoolyard. However children can easily misinterpret events so be prepared to clarify misconceptions and open the way for conversations.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE

SSBEN Featured Host Employer-Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the ...
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SSBEN Featured Host Employer-Vision Australia

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Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania. 

We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.

Vision Australia in Enfield, are one of SSBENs most frequent Host Employers of the Business Services framework, hosting up to 2 students per week throughout the year.

Students are given a variety of tasks from data entry, research, general admin and assist ing various departments.  The feedback from our students has always been positive, they enjoy the welcoming environment and like to know that they have made a difference by assisting this great organisation.

1.  Why do you host students?

Vision Australia is successful due to the large volume of Volunteers that assist in the organisation daily.  Gaining involvement from the Youth in the community helps Vision raise an awareness of their cause, and at the same time assists them in their daily operation.

2.  Have you ever employed a work placement student? 

After the completion of Work Placement one of the students parents signed up and became a volunteer after being inspired by the contribution of their child. This was a great result.

3.  What are the benefits to the business in participating in the program? 

As a Not Fort Profit Organisation, Vision Australia rely on volunteers to keep the staff costs down.  To have a regular flow of helpers coming in is a great benefit.  Other branches around Australia have made comment of how great it is the the Enfield branch has so many younger volunteers, which is due to the Student Workplace Learning program.

Thank you to Rolf Geerlings and the wonderful team for being to welcoming and supportive to all the students, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.

For more information on donating or volunteering with Vision Australia please visit the website http://www.visionaustralia.org/

For more information on how you can become a host employer please contact:

Ziad Mutasim-Senior Employer Liaison Consultant

ziad.mutasim@ssben.com.au / 0415 437 740

 


Work Placement Program

Are you looking for Part Time and Casual Employees?We are on the lookout for new Host Employers to support the learning and career development of Year 11 & 12 students in the local area. *One week...
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Work Placement Program

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Are you looking for Part Time and Casual Employees?

We are on the lookout for new Host Employers to support the learning and career development of Year 11 & 12 students in the local area.

*One week, unpaid work placements

*All insurances covered

*Students studying courses relevant to the placement

This is a great way to meet and trial potential new recruits into your business!

RETAIL * CONSTRUCTION * BUSINESS SERVICES * ELECTROTECHNOLOGY * HOSPITALITY * AUTO * TOURISM * ENTERTAINMENT * INFORMATION, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY *

For more information on the benefits of becoming a Host Employer, contact:

Ziad Mutasim M: 0415 437 740 E : ziad.mutasim@ssben.com.au 

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