Work Experience

Kickstart your creative future – turn your dreams into reality

  • Are you aged 15–24?
  • Do you live, work, study, or hang out in Waverley, Woollahra or Randwick areas?
  • Are you interested in kickstarting your creative career, but don't know where to start?

Waverley Council is offering young people a funded opportunity to kickstart their post-school futures.

The Innovating Work Experience Project (IWEP) is a program that expands the concept of work experience through project-based learning opportunities within Council and the Community.

For more information, view the program here.

With a focus on creative and cultural industries, Waverley Council would like to invite you and the young people in your care to the Creative Careers Youth Forum on Friday 14th of June 2019 to kick off the IWEP program.

For further information contact 9083 8936 or nicole.fairley@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Creative Careers Youth Forum – Registrations Open

Date: Friday 14 June 2019

Time: 9:30–12:30pm

Venue: Mill Hill Community Centre, 31-33 Spring St, Bondi Junction

Register here

At the forum, there will be:

  • Presentations from inspirational young people already in creative and cultural industries
  • An overview of the What?, How? and Why? of the Innovative Work Experience Program
  • Information about why young people should come and what to expect from the Design Jam on the 30th of August, 2019 (Worth $500 each)
  • Information about how young people get selected for the highly sort after Incubator from the 16th of September to the 27th of September, 2019 (Worth $5000 each)
  • An opportunity for young people to voice their concerns, issues and ideas about work experience, creative and cultural industries and the problems which exist within their communities

Who should attend?

Young people individually, or with their learning leaders or parents who are open to exploring the diverse pathways/futures of creative and cultural industries.

Here are some examples of students and why they should attend.

Why should you attend?

Creative and cultural industries range from design, art, music, tech, theatre, drama, entertainment to hospitality, media, events just to name a few. The IWEP is a funded opportunity catering for all types of young people – including those who don’t necessarily suit traditional pathways or are seeking work experience opportunities. The program is a step young people can take towards learning and putting into practice a variety of skills like resilience, critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, interpersonal, creativity, reflection and communication, and maybe even start their entrepreneurial journey in creative and cultural industries. The forum will provide the opportunity to learn more and contribute to the program.

Schools and youth organisations who bring 5 young people or more are eligible for a voucher up to $150

Lucky Door Prizes available to individual young people who register and attend

Still at school? Chat to your parent or careers advisor.

To secure your spot, register here.

Need more information? 

Nicole Fairley

Phone Number: 02 9083 8936

Email Address: nicole.fairley@waverley.nsw.gov.au