What is the Cadetship program?
Our Cadetship program supports young people from challenging life circumstances to complete University and gain the skills for an employable future.
Our Cadetship program has been running for over 20 years and in this time we’ve had the privilege of being part of a life-changing experience for over 400 young lives.
Cadetship is open to Year 12 students transitioning into university and is a three to five year program – dependent on the length of your degree.
We support young people studying a range of academic disciplines and our professional workplace sponsors represent the diversity of career options available. Our partnerships include the corporate, government and social purpose sectors and every workplace sponsor provides a mentor to guide and support you through the placement.
As a Cadet, you will benefit from financial support, a work placement (up to 8 weeks p.a), skilled mentoring, professional training and networking events.
As a Sponsor Company, you can create a positive and lasting change to a young person’s life.
As a Mentor, you will not only build new personal skills and experiences but also act as a positive role model.
Who can apply?
Our Cadetship program is for anyone who might have experienced some pretty tough times at home or growing up.
Everyone has a different set of life experiences; maybe money is tight, you’ve encountered substance issues at home or perhaps you’ve recently arrived in Australia and have a limited support network.
We’ll respect this. We won’t judge. We’ll understand. So will the other people in the program – they get it, they’ve been there too.
Will it get me a job?
We often get asked if workplace sponsors offer Cadets a job at the end of the program. The short answer is yes, some do, but it’s not a pre-requisite for supporting our program.
If it doesn’t happen, remember there’s a big world out there and you have your degree, heaps of professional training, an amazing network, and money-can’t-buy professional work experience. Pretty amazing right?