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Recent graduates urged to get a head start on their career

23 November 2017

Recent tertiary graduates have been encouraged to apply for Vision Australia’s Career Start program.

Open to those who have completed at Diploma level or higher within the last four years, the Career Start program provides the successful applicant with a nine-month paid placement at Vision Australia and a three-month paid placement at an external employer.

Vision Australia recognises that people who are blind or have low vision can face barriers when entering the workforce. You may have had fewer opportunities to gain work experience while studying, or faced uncertainty from potential employers about how you will do your job and what changes they need to make in the workplace

Career Start is designed to provide experience in the workplace, allowing you to develop general workplace skills and practise skills specific to your qualification, develop a network of contacts, potential mentors and referees, determine your equipment needs in the workplace and demonstrate skills that can be reflected in your curriculum vitae. 

Vision Australia will provide supervision and support during the internal placement, and will provide advice, information, mentoring and support to external agencies involved in the external placement.

The placement will include assessment of your equipment and technology needs in the workplace and you will be introduced to the range of services Vision Australia can provide to support you in starting your career.

You will be provided with support to transition to ongoing employment at the conclusion of the program

An interview and consultation process will match successful applicants with roles that are compatible with their qualifications, skills, interests, and career goals. 

Applications close on 18 December. More information and the position application can be found here.

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