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Worried about your future? Here’s 6 steps to find career clarity

These days endless career options make it even harder to answer the question: how do I choose a career path after high school? Here’s six steps to take you from “no idea” to career clarity.


Grandshake and Inland Rail Skills Academy helping students prepare for the real world

ARTC Inland Rail Director Rebecca Pickering said the Grand Opportunities program aims to bridge the gap between education and the real...


Unfiltered with Clare Morgans

Nerd, food lover, CrossFit addict. Clare Morgans, our Strategic Partnerships Manager, is the kind of person who grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons but loves nothing more than sweating off a stressful day with the kind of training session that “Breaks. You. Down.” 


Is regional Australia ready for its digital boom?

In the regions, new infrastructure and new ways of thinking are driving digital opportunities in fields such as robotics, smart farming and research...


How to become a mentor in any industry and why it matters

You’ve probably heard the old saying that the best way to learn is to teach. That goes for mentoring as well. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about yourself, your everyday habits...


Are virtual internships worth it for high school students?

We’re a little biased seeing as we run Australia's best virtual internship program, but we’re here to tell you they absolutely are. From real world experience through to giving you a leg up on your peers, here’s why...


Cool Summer Jobs for High School Students

From getting an early start on what you think your career might be to forging a brand new career path all of your own, here are some 😎 cool jobs to get you through the long, hot ⛱ summer.


University isn't the only path: here's how you can kick start your career without a degree

Choose a uni degree. Pick a trade. Sometimes it can feel like these are your only two options. Like the ridiculous variety of stuff you’ve learned in 12 years of school was designed to shove you down one of two career paths. To be frank, that’s basic.


Unfiltered with Rhea Mozo

Rhea's career has already taken her in so many different directions, which just goes to show the value of 21st-century experiences. Rhea talks about her journey and shares her advice for high school students.


What are the benefits of virtual work experience for schools?

Work experience is unlike almost any other part of a student’s schooling life. As an educator, it means entrusting private businesses with your students’ education and wellbeing.


Why is it important to build skills and capability in regional Australia

Now, more than ever, regional Australian businesses and industry need to support our school leavers by bridging the gap from school to working life.


Grandshake and Inland Rail partnership

Grand Opportunities, a regional skills initiative delivered in partnership with Inland Rail that gives secondary schools an opportunity to engage with major regional employers and provide their students with meaningful virtual work experiences.

Virtual Work Experience

What working from home means for students entering the workforce

Here’s what working from home means today for students and how we see it looking in the future.


Advice for school leavers: in a world of uncertainty, here's what to do in 2021

If you finished high school in 2020, you deserve a huge pat on the back. The last year of school is – of course – the hardest year. A global pandemic is the last thing anyone needs while juggling exams, working part-time and keeping up a social life.


Six cool jobs in STEM (and how to study for them)

Learn from real Aussies about the coolest jobs in STEM and how they got there and their advice for young people


Virtual work experience guide for parents

The real world is moving faster than any parent or teacher can keep up with and many of today’s teenagers will work jobs that probably haven’t been created yet.


Why work experience is vital for school and industry

When industry and education work together, not only does it give students the opportunity but it gives industry the ability to further develop talent


5 Tips to help schools grow industry partnership

Top tips on how you can reach out to industries efficiently and purposefully so you can start creating lasting partnerships


3 Tips to help employers write a job description for work experience

A quick guide to help you create a work experience opportunity and get students excited about the role you have for offer


Career’s counselling 101

How can careers counsellors provide advice on life after high school, help students make a decision about what to do when they leave school?


3 Tips to help employers adapt skills approach

A guide to help employers pick the skills you believe will best engage your work experience student. ‍


4 Tips to help students prepare a video CV for the first job

Let's spin up a 60-second video CV, you don’t have to hire a professional to help you create your video!


3 Do’s and Don’t at your first work experience placement

You might be wondering ‘how do I act?’, ‘what can I say?’ and ‘how can I make a good impression?’ Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Do’s and Don’ts


5 Tips to help high school students find work experience

Here are five ways you can find out about opportunities whether it be work experience, VET courses, apprenticeships or job shadowing


6 Tips for high school students to top job interview

Whilst the nerves might never go away, it doesn’t mean you’re cursed with horrible job interviews the rest of your life. Here are six top tips on how you can ace an interview – whether it be for work experience, a part-time job or your dream career.


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