The exchange at Atherstone is now open
The Atherstone Exchange is an employment and skilling initiative based at Atherstone. The Atherstone Exchange provides local people access to local jobs & training within Atherstone and Melton, and the surrounding western suburbs.
The Atherstone Exchange provides jobs seekers with access to real job vacancies with real employers. Employers registered with the Exchange have vacancies in the areas of health & hospital related services; civil construction; building and trades; retail, admin and aged care. To explore current vacancies click here.
The Atherstone Exchange provides employers with access to suitable job seekers – working with employers to understand their pre-employment requirements, and screening candidates to meet these requirements before presenting them to employers for consideration. In collaboration with our partners, the Exchange can provide training & certification required to deliver on pre-employment requirements including white cards, tickets, certificate level training.
The Atherstone Exchange is a FREE SERVICE.
The Atherstone Exchange is a Lendlease initiative delivered in partnership with Melton City Council, and the following partners:
The Exchange is operated on behalf of Lendlease by social enterprise – Youth Projects. Despite their name, they work with all age groups to place job seekers into work or training.
Open Monday to Wednesday
9am – 5pm
Phone: 0401 584 165
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Exchange is located at the Western BACE, 222 Ferris Road
The Exchange is a Lendlease initiative that seeks to grow a strong and sustainable community from the ground up. Employment is a critical element of what makes society function, and it is a key component to supporting a happy life for individuals and their families.
People moving into a masterplanned community are often establishing a life in a new location, away from friends, family and work. Often it is difficult for residents to break the cycle of long commutes to jobs that are located away from their new home. If we don’t break this cycle, we miss out on all the other benefits of moving into our new community – spending more time with family, investing in community life, groups & clubs; etc. All of these things contribute to a resilient and vibrant community.
By working locally, we can spend more time doing the things we love - rather than sitting in traffic congestion or on crowded public transport getting to work. By working locally we also help to grow the skills base of the Melton area, and support diversity in the local economy – this helps grow the future of work in the local area, and the opportunities for generations to come.
It often takes time for training and higher education (TAFE / University) to be delivered in materplanned communities, if at all. When access to training and skilling remains a long drive or bus/train ride away, this may be enough of a barrier to commence upskilling for some people. The Exchange provides access to local training through our partner organisations, with everything from certificate level to Diploma level training delivered right here at Atherstone, and nearby.
Providing local training also helps to change the skills profile of the area, which in turn provides people with the opportunity to respond to new demands of industry and to access employment created by the current boom in certain sectors like health, construction and building.
The Atherstone Exchange look forward to helping you.
Contact the Exchange today: [email protected]
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The Atherstone Exchange opened its doors in October 2017. In the first 12 months, the Exchange helped over 150 people in their job seeking journey.