Youth Employment Scheme (YES) for jobseekers

The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) offers Victorians aged 15 to 24 paid work experience to develop skills and gain qualifications that can lead to ongoing employment.

Doing a YES traineeship lets you:

  • get real experience in a real job
  • learn valuable new skills
  • meet inspiring mentors
  • gain the confidence you need to get on a career path.

Who can apply?

People who are:

  • between 15–24 years old at the start of the traineeship
  • unemployed or not working more than 15 hours per week (you do not have to be registered with a jobactive provider or be on Centrelink support)
  • not currently undertaking tertiary education, or
  • have not attained a post-school qualification (excluding certificate level 1-4 courses).

YES is particularly looking for people who:

  • have left school without completing Year 12
  • have been unemployed for more than 6 months
  • are Aboriginal
  • are at risk of homelessness
  • are young offenders
  • have a disability
  • live in social housing
  • are from culturally diverse backgrounds.

For more information and case studies of past YES trainees, visit YES on Youth Central

YES Case Studies

Find out more about what it's like to be a trainee by checking out the case studies below.

Page last updated: 20 August 2016