CMY develops partnerships that support young people into employment

June 28, 2018

CMY’s building employment partnerships to help create more opportunities for young people looking for that first job.

Pratima Ratudi was supported into an opportunity with AFL Victoria Diversity Programs, one of our longstanding employment partners.

"She’s been fantastic," said Jackson Taylor, Diversity Projects Co-ordinator at AFL Victoria who Pratima reports to.

"She's fit straight in, always got a funny smile on her face and is ready for a laugh. I’ve got to ask her to leave at 5pm sometimes. She tends to stay back and wants to do more."

Jackson counts CMY as an invaluable partner. "Having Pratima come to us through CMY has been great. It further strengthens the longstanding relationship between AFL Victoria and CMY."

Pratima is thrilled about the skills she's picked up and the friends she's made along the way.

"The whole experience has been great. I have learned a lot of new things and it's great to get that support when you’re starting out at a new workplace," shares Pratima.

"I lacked confidence that I now have on my skills. I also didn’t know how to properly present myself which I now understand."

She recommends signing up with CMY for employment support to other young people looking for that first big break.

"I would definitely recommend CMY to other young people. They help you a lot, and there’s no disadvantage to doing it."

"Unless you want to stay in the same spot because with CMY, you can only go up and not down," she says.

Find out more about CMY's employment program matching young people with opportunities in local businesses. 

CMY is kicking goals for young people who're looking for that first break, with the generous support of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation , The William Buckland Foundation, The R.E. Ross Trust and The Myer Foundation.