Youth Employment Scheme


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

There is a range of positions available across Victoria in a range of industries.

Who to contact for more information

For more information about YES, contact Bruce McAllion at

Alternatively you can contact one of the group training organisations (GTOs) listed below to find out more or register for a traineeship.

Note that this isn't a list of all Victorian GTOs. You can find more training providers with the Group Training Australia website's searchable database of GTOs (new window).





NECA Group (new window)(03) 9381 1922Melbourne Metro (new window)1300 365 022Melbourne Metro
WPC (new window)1300 656 461Melbourne Metro
Apprenticeships (new window)1800 81 81 05Melbourne Metro
Workforce (new window)(03) 9288 9900Melbourne Metro
Ai (new window)

(03) 9867 0146

Melbourne Metro, South East Melb/Peninsula, Bendigo, Albury

Gforce Employment (new window)1800 436 723Geelong
Westvic (new window)(03) 5561 9000Warrnambool
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1300 135 008Melbourne Metro, Bairnsdale
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1300 308 620Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Donald
BGT (new window)(03) 5333 8600Ballarat (new window)(03) 5720 0100Wangaratta (new window)(03) 5018 7206Robinvale/

Trainee case studies

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

Tips on how to apply for jobs

For more information about job applications, check out these pages on Youth Central: