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Virtual work experience for students of today. Access industry mentors, guidance and opportunities to prepare you for the future workplace.

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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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Drone Pilot

4 weeks and mentorship

100+ students
joined in the last 30 days
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Communication and Sustainability Cadet

4 weeks and mentorship

100+ students
joined in the last 30 days
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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 experiences are designed in partnership with employers and career professionals.

Step 2
Challenge yourself

Each experiences are 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

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

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If you’re good at maths, science, IT, graphics and even art or music, you might like to consider a career in this wide and rapidly growing field. 

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R U OK Day: Six tips to improve your mental health

Between the pressures of high school, being a teenager and choosing a career you need to make time to look after your mental health.

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Here’s how you can plan a Gap Year for 2022 or 2023

Even if Australia’s borders stay shut you can plan an epic gap year in 2022 or 2023. Here’s some tips for how to make your year-long break one to remember. 

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