Get a real insight into whether a traineeship is right for you. Join AFL SportsReady alumni as we explore the reasons why a traineeship is a viable and worthwhile post-school option. From job satisfaction, to job security and helping you find your passion.

This series is not only for young people. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn about the program and to discover that traineeships can lead to successful, meaningful, professional jobs – with great salaries and outstanding career prospects.

Webinar 10 -  Discover how a school-based traineeship landed me my dream job

In the spirit of National Reconciliation Week, we want to highlight the impact traineeships can have on communities and the future careers of young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

In this FREE webinar, we follow the career journey of two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander former trainees that launched their careers through a school-based traineeship. What you’ll discover, is not only did the traineeship help set them up for life-long professional skills and a rewarding career, but it also brought a positive impact to their communities and their families, emphasising this is one of the most rewarding parts of the program.

By attending this webinar, you will also hear from one of our Indigenous mentor’s and understand the role they play in helping a young person succeed in their traineeship.

Date: Wednesday 2nd June
Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm AEST


  • Georgia Males (Commonwealth Bank)

Proud Yorta Yorta woman, Georgia Males’ life changed when she took on a Certificate II in Business traineeship at the Commonwealth Bank while she was in year 11. She saw the opportunity as a benefit that would give her some career guidance and also look impressive on her resume. Since then, Georgia’s traineeship has been extended having made such a positive impact at her branch in Strath Village. Georgia was also awarded AFL SportsReady’s 2020 Victorian Indigenous Trainee of the Year award.

“This journey has been a truly inspiring one from the moment I started, now through to my second traineeship with the bank. I love working in this industry and I have never felt more confident and motivated about my future, and it all started with my school-based traineeship.”


  • Abbygail Watson (Accounts and Administration Assistant at IRIS Computing Pty Ltd)

Tassie local and Proud Aboriginal Woman, Abbygail Watson or Abby for short, took on a Certificate II in Business traineeship with ANZ Kingston in 2018, while still in high school. She believes her traineeship gave her the motivation and inspiration she needed to complete her year 12 studies, which she found she was struggling with.  Abby thrived in her workplace and studies and was offered a second traineeship to complete her Certificate III in Business and in 2020 she won the Tasmanian Aboriginal Trainee of the year Award. Now, Abby works as an Accounts and Administration Assistant at IRIS Computing. Aside from her work Abby is heavily involved in the Aboriginal Community and is involved in a youth program where she is a role model to other disengaged youth.

“My school-based apprenticeship and traineeship gave me purpose and direction to keep going. They encouraged me to strive for something bigger.”

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So far, the webinar series has explored the diverse industries young people can do traineeships in. From sport, marketing, business, education and the arts – each webinar provides a unique insight into how careers are made through traineeships. Click on the link below to view recordings from the previous webinars in the series.


“Careers Are Made Through Traineeships” is an initiative of AFL SportsReady and supported by the Australian Government and the National Careers Institute

To find out more about our Traineeship program and the opportunities it can lead to, click here.