About us

A young worker learning how to garden

The Brotherhood of St Laurence's experience over many years tell us that even the most disadvantaged people in our community aspire to being able to participate in the mainstream economic and social life of our community; that the best opportunity to build a good life comes from having a job.

Every year we provide training and support to thousands of disadvantaged Australians, helping them to create and share prosperity.

Central to this is meaningful employment.

We have developed a portfolio of innovative workplace policies and programs which begin with the labour needs of employers, establishing a 'line of sight' to employment for marginalised jobseekers.

Given the Chance is our flagship employment program. It provides training and targeted placement in sectors as diverse as facilities maintenance, security, banking and finance, health care, call centres, administration, aged care and children's services.

Candidates are work-ready, highly motivated and fully supported.

Employers have access to a prepared, trained and energetic labour pool that helps diversify their workforce, and foster social benefit and inclusion.

For more information, visit the Brotherhood's portfolio of workplace programs

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood