Youth@Work for young people

Be successful. Be supported. Be inspired. 

What is SSI Youth@Work?

SSI Youth@Work is a flexible and free program that connects you with an experienced mentor to help you stay in work and map your future career and education goals. Open to young people aged 15-24 from refugee and migrant backgrounds, SSI Youth@Work is not a study course – it’s a free and simple way to discuss your career and education with an experienced professional.

A Youth at Work participant 

You’ll be matched with a mentor with similar career interests who will provide one-on-one support for up to six months via text message, over the phone, via email, or in person. There are no deadlines, and no need to travel for meetings.

You and your mentor are in control – you decide when and where you meet, and how you would like to catch up.

What is a mentor?

A mentor is a guide who can help you develop solutions to issues such as employment and education.

A mentor can be any and all of the following:

  • Teacher
  • Coach
  • Advisor
  • Guide
  • Champion

What does a mentor do?

Mentors are people who have achieved success and want to help you succeed. They provide guidance on a range of things such as career advice, role modelling and communication skills.

Mentors encourage and challenge you. They can answer questions you may have about your current job and provide support to help you achieve your goals.

Am I eligible for the SSI Youth@Work program?

  • Are you currently working, studying or completing an apprenticeship or traineeship?
  • Did you arrive in Australia in the last 10 years as a refugee or migrant?
  • Are you living in Sydney, New South Wales?
  • Are you aged between 15 and 24 years?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you are eligible!

How do I sign up?

Apply now by completing any of the following:

  • Email your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Text message your name and email address to 0487 680 207 and we’ll call you back.
  • Or click Apply now, below and submit an application form.

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