Chisholm together with Jobs Victoria is supporting people wanting to enter the manufacturing sector in fabrication and mechanical engineering.  

The Engineering Project will help recruit, train and place  jobseekers at workplaces across Melbourne, with employers providing sustainable job outcomes.  

Through this ‘earn and learn’ project, jobseekers will gain hands-on engineering skills and training while earning an income and receiving wrap-around support from a team of engineering experts to help them succeed.   

Register your interest now.

For jobseekers

There are lots of different roles available for people who want to start a career in this growing industry including  

  • production welding  
  • machine/process operator    
  • fabrication or mechanical apprenticeships   

Priority applications are encouraged from: 

  • women aged 45 and over 
  • parents returning to the workforce 
  • people aged 25 and under  
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
  • people from multicultural backgrounds 
  • people with disability, and  
  • other jobseekers facing challenges finding employment. 

Jobseekers are provided with: 

  • dedicated mentoring and on-the-job training  
  • earn while you learn with a minimum of 19 hours a week employment for a minimum of 12 months  
  • in-demand vocational skills 
  • workplace buddy system and professional development 
  • post placement support. 

Jobseekers will be matched with an employer by a dedicated Chisholm project team.  

Next steps 

If you would like to apply, learn more or speak directly to someone, register your interest and we will get back to you.  

For employers

Are you experiencing staff shortages and looking for staff or an apprentice?  

The Jobs Victoria Engineering Project is supporting manufacturing businesses in south-east Melbourne by matching your business needs with suitable jobseekers.  

Jobseekers gain practical skills while working in business, solving your staffing needs and contributing valuable skills to your workplace. 

Employers are provided with: 

  • a Training Wage Subsidy from Jobs Victoria to assist the employer while the jobseeker is in training 
  • connections to an employer’s working group and the Employer Ready Program specifically designed to assist employers to meet their workplace legislative requirements and build engaged and inclusive teams 
  • potential new employees 
  • ongoing mentoring, professional development and training for your existing workforce to upskill them in working with new staff 
  • assistance with sector wide skilled and semi-skilled worker shortages  
  • a dedicated Chisholm project team to manage employer relationships.  

This program is funded for 12 months from the commencement date. Participants must be placed in employment by 30 June 2023. Limited places are available.  

Next steps 

If you would like to participate or have any questions regarding the project, register your interest .and our team will get back to you. 

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Jobs Victoria. 

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