School Leaver Employment Support (SLES)

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Let's start exploring your next steps.​ Delivering School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) help participants move from school to work and are available in the final years of school and directly after leaving school.


HappinessFirst helps our SLES young people prepare for, look for and gain employment. We provide meaningful, individualised capacity building activities so that our young people can achieve their employment goals.


As part of managing a participant’s employment barriers, we can:

  • support a participant’s unique pathway to employment
  • help foster partnerships and goodwill in the local community
  • use our professional networks to engage and connect with employers.


Each school leaver’s employment supports will be different. The following skills may be part of an individual program of support to help participants get ready for employment:

  • money handling skills
  • time management skills
  • communication skills 
  • discovery activities
  • work experience in various industries
  • job ready skills
  • travel skills
  • personal development skills


There are NO LIMITATIONS when it comes to helping our participants to achieve their employment goals.