Retail might be an area of jobs growth in Sydney but it can still be hard for young people to break into the industry. That’s why YEP has partnered with the Australian Retailers Association to deliver Certificate III in Retail tailored for early school leavers. The course is run in a fun, supported environment and each participant completes a work placement as part of the course to get hands on experience in the workplace, with employers like Sydney Airport, Coles, Spotlight and Bunnings.

Currently, 10 young people from YEP have completed the coursework component and are currently in their work placement. Recruitment Manager, Michael Makhoul is working closely with ARA’s NSW Pathways Program Manager to ensure that this experience leads straight into careers in retail.