Crossing bridges to employment

The recruitment process for the business administration traineeships that we offer now includes four days of assessment and training. The traineeships are part of our Given the Chance employment program, and this new recruitment process is called Crossing Bridges to Employment.

Summary of new recruitment process in the context of Given the Chance program

Given the Chance is an employment program of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, supporting disadvantaged job seekers into sustainable work. The program assists people to access opportunities to live and work independently through employment, training and support programs. We also advocate for appropriate and innovative community response to employment issues.

The recruitment process for the business administration traineeships that we offer now includes a four days of assessment and training. This includes interviews with employers – Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and ANZ – to confirm candidates’ literacy and computer skills, as well as ascertaining job readiness.

Successful candidates are then shortlisted and take priority for all administration roles we offer. There are currently four full-time roles available for the best candidates.

The selection criteria for candidates is listed below

  • must be a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • must not have any qualification above certificate II level (exemption: qualification completed before July 2012)
  • commitment to undertaking a certificate III in business and learn on the job
  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • motivation to start a career in administration or public service
  • a demonstrated understanding of community development principles
  • understanding and sympathy with the values and ideals of the BSL.

How to apply? All applications – direct applicants and referrals – are to be emailed with resume to: GTCrecruitment(at)

Please note
A Police Check and medical test may be conducted during the recruitment process – results will inform the final decision to hire the candidate. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting and will not be contacted. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the roles and the pre-employment training phone 9288 9900 or email GTCrecruitment(at) and quote reference #CBadmin.

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