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 Transition from School to Work
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Career Moves Transition

The Transition programme is based on the understanding that the goal for school leavers is the securing of paid employment, sometimes via tertiary or further education.

In order for students to be able to make an informed choice about which career path they would like to follow, they require experience of work. Therefore we need businesses like yours to provide students with ‘real’ work experiences.

As an Employer:

What is expected of me?

To give a student the opportunity to learn what it is like to be employed in your business, without regarding them as an extra staff member, but as someone who is there to learn.

What will it cost me?

There is no cost. This is a work experience, and therefore no remuneration is required for the work which the student carries out.

 How will it benefit the student?

  • Raised self-esteem through participation in the work force.
  • Gained experience in the work environment which is an important part of career development.
  • Development of new skills and enhancement of social competencies.
  • work references as testimonials to their experience.

With work experience behind them the student will be able to make an informed choice for their future in employment.

What is the duration of the work experience?

Each work experience will last for 4-12 weeks for up to 8 hours each week. (i.e. two half days, a full day, or several two hour time slots).

What training is available?

On commencing the work experience a Job Coach may be placed with the student. The Job Coach assists the student in learning the tasks, and is faded out only in consultation with the employer.

 What about Health and Safety?

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will cover the student, as they will be a non-earning employee.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) requires that both the student and their Job Coach are told about any health and safety hazards at the work-site.

Why should I get involved?

You will be contributing to the preparation of a new generation of workers. Placing a student into work experience reflects positively on your business in the community.

There will be an opportunity for educating staff to learn about disability in the workforce.

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