Youth Connections is a Work Placement Service Provider. We coordinate 5,000+ work placements annually, for high school students on the Central Coast and Northern Sydney region. We cultivate extensive networks with local schools, TAFEs and employers, which allow us to facilitate engaging, practical work placements for students across a range of industry areas.

Youth Connections believes work placement is vital for young people developing valuable job-readiness skills and hands-on experience in a real-world environment. Work placement is a mandatory component of industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW Higher School Certificate.

We place students in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Primary Industry
  • Tourism
  • Entertainment
  • Electro-technology
  • Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Retail


In 2017 the Workplace Learning Network was formed with Youth Connections as a proud member.

The Workplace Learning Network is an association of 16 organisations, with a business model that focuses on the youth of NSW. The Network members through the delivery of Work Placement Coordination Services, have delivered a variety of programs and services to schools, Industry and communities in their regions.

The Network’s aim is to provide students with opportunities to learn by “doing” in real world contexts. Network members are passionate about providing opportunities for students to obtain the skills and workplace learning experiences they require to make sound personal, educational and vocational choices to ensure they have the best chance of thriving in the workplace of the future.


We’re always seeking local employers to support our Work Placement Program on the Central Coast and Northern Sydney region.

You’re in control of the timing and quantity of the placements you take on and we ensure that you are well prepared for the experience.

How does the Work Placement program benefit employers?

  • It’s good PR for your business
  • It identifies local talent and potential employees
  • It’s an opportunity to give back to the community
  • It broadens the skill base of your industry
  • It develops staff leadership skills

“YC Group has helped me gain so much experience through work placement to advance my career goals. It’s an excellent place with amazing people willing to give all students a chance to get experience to put towards their individual goals. They also help give young people encouragement on what they want to do after school, which I think is extraordinary.”

Helena Churchley | Terrigal High School student


To find out more about our Work Placement Program, please get in touch via phone, email or this contact form.

(02) 43 46 11 11


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