Real Jobs for Young People

Artius Partners with Designer Life

Artius in partnership with Designer Life has been successful in the Federal Government’s latest Youth Jobs program and will be connecting young people to jobs and providing support and incentives for employers across Queensland.

A new Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) Program for young people, responds directly to business feedback that more needs to be done to increase young people’s employability and to provide them with real work experience.

The pathway will be open to vulnerable job seekers under 25 years of age who are in employment services.

Artius Managing Director, Paul Stokes said “We are excited to be partnering with Designer Life to deliver the Youth Jobs PaTH Program across Queensland. The Youth PaTH Program comprises three stages that can be undertaken flexibly, allowing young job seekers to tailor a pathway to work that best suits their needs and builds on their individual strengths and experiences.”

The Youth PaTH Program includes an intensive pre-employment skills training, which will help prepare young job seekers for work by providing them with the basic employability skills they need in a workplace.

Stage two is an internship placement that links young people with businesses, providing valuable work experience and allowing them to trial the job seeker’s fit in the workplace.

Young job seekers will gain a four to twelve week placement in an industry of their choosing. Interns will receive an incentive payment of $200 a fortnight paid in addition to their income support, and businesses will receive an upfront payment of $1,000 to host them.

At stage three, employers who hire an eligible young job seeker in an ongoing job will receive an accelerated wage subsidy of up to $10,000, paid over six months through simpler and more flexible arrangements.

Leisa Roberts, CEO of Designer Life said, “By investigating career and training options through the PaTH program, jobseekers have already taken the first step towards reaching career goals.”

About Artius

The Artius mission is to help people, businesses and communities to reach their potential. We do this through managing and delivering health programs, employment programs and vocational training programs.

‘It doesn’t matter where you join us on your life journey, we will help you reach your potential’

Media Contact: Paul Stokes
Managing Director
P: (07) 5644 9770