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What is Grandshake?

Grandshake is work experience done differently: a career education and network platform for young people aged 13-19.

Work experience shouldn’t mean sitting in the corner of an office, making copies and delivering coffees. We help you explore your options, build connections and land your first job, without having to leave your room.

Get a taste of your chosen industry

Be ready for careers of the future

Discover new career pathways

Learn the skills you’ll need for the job

Connect with industry mentors

Bridge the gap from school to work

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Here's how it works

We’re here to help you explore different jobs, careers and industries

Step 1
Choose a program

Our exclusive programs are designed in partnership with employers and career professionals.

Step 2
Challenge yourself

Each program is packed with real-world challenges  designed for you.

Step 3
Build connections

Connect with industry mentors and get the inside scoop on how to get there.

Step 4
Earn a microcred

Industry-certified digital proof of your experience and skills to help you land a job.

What are my options?

Check out our series of exclusive programs designed just for you!

Virtual work experience

4 weeks on-demand
Designed with employers
Live Q&A w/mentors

Executive job shadowing

1-2 days
With an executive mentor
Exposure to leadership skills

Micro apprenticeship

6-8 weeks
For ATAR and non-ATAR
On-the-job training

Virtual industry tour

45 mins
Gain industry insights
Chat w/professionals

Subject Selection

Maximise the subject selection decisions and gain an important understanding of how the choices you make now impact on your future.

Environmental Scientist

Combine brilliant problem-solving abilities with scientific skills to create technological solutions that protect, restore and preserve the planet.

Virtual Work Experience

4 weeks on-demand
Designed with employers
Live Q&A w/mentors

Executive Job Shadowing

1-2 days
With an executive mentor
Exposure to leadership skills

Micro Apprenticeship

6-8 weeks
For ATAR and non-ATAR
On-the-job training

Virtual Industry Tour

45 mins
Gain industry insights
Chat w/professionals

Real student stories

Australian students are joining Grandshake to explore their next steps.

“I took every opportunity, and work experience was the perfect opportunity to better myself and help me figure out what I want to do after school.”

Claire
Year 12 Student

“I did not know what I wanted to do and none of my friends are talking about what they want to do. Thanks to Grandshake I found my passion and sense of clarity.”

Arslan
Year 10 Student

“Through my first job shadowing, I landed a paid gig. I soon released the benefits of being employed during high school. I found other ways I can start my career and not go crazy about ATAR.”

Darcey
Year 12 Student

“I found it difficult to interact with my school. But Grandshake was awesome and the work experience helped me develop a sense of responsibility and got me some experience I needed.”

David
Year 12 Student

Stats for the left-brained…

Design a future based on passion, not debt!

"32% of graduates did not find full-time employment within four months of completing their university degree."

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"Australian students owe $42.3 billion to the government. By 2026 the HECS loan portfolio is projected to reach $185.2 billion!"

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"A growing trend is companies hiring based on merit rather than a person’s credentials. The broader debate is a refocus on someone’s ability over qualifications."

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Blog + Resources

Grow your skills and learn about the future of work

Unfiltered with Rhea Mozo

A 26-year-old Queenslander is driven by a passion for positive social impact and a commitment to not look back and regret the things she could have done.

Student

What are the benefits of virtual work experience for schools?

As an educator, it means entrusting private businesses with your students’ education and wellbeing. It can be a challenge to find out what students want beyond school

School

Why it’s important to build skills and capability in regional Australia

Regional businesses and industry can step up to engage young people there is a chance to break the cycle of losing their brightest stars to the big cities and furthermore attract people seeking a regional lifestyle.

Employer

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what's next, now!

Join from our series of exclusive virtual work experience, executive job shadowing and career guidance programs.

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Let’s work together to help students find their ultimate career

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