Traineeships Run in the Family

Traineeships Run in the Family

This article highlights Layla Sorraghan, an AFL SportsReady Alumni who completed two traineeships in AFL SportsReady’s administration team, earning a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Business. Layla’s experience exemplifies the advantages of traineeships. Moreover, it is noteworthy that Layla’s mother also pursued a traineeship with AFL SportsReady, underscoring how traineeships can run in the family, providing opportunities for multiple generations to benefit from vocational education and training.


Embarking on a traineeship can be daunting, but for Layla Sorraghan, an AFL SportsReady Alumni, it was a family affair. As Layla commenced her new role, she found solace in the fact that her mother had also completed a traineeship with AFL SportsReady, revealing how traineeships run in the family.

Since its founding in 1994, AFL SportsReady has had multiple generations of young people successfully go through its traineeship program.

Layla completed two traineeships in the AFL SportsReady administration team, studying both Certificate III and Certificate IV in Business, where she gained many valuable skills.

In her role, Layla performs many different tasks,  such as:

Organising and running trainee inductions
Enrolling young people into our traineeship programs
Database entry and maintenance
Submitting paperwork for trainee completions
and responding to many, many, many emails!

Layla AFL SportsReady

“I first started in 2021 doing my Certificate III in Business and early completed that qualification to then go on and complete my Certificate IV in Business.”

Layla’s traineeship has provided her with more than just traditional work experience. It has given her a space to explore her passions and has helped her to find her career path.

“I learnt that I am someone who likes to be organised, and I really enjoy helping people. Safe to say, a role in Administration is perfect for me! Being there to help all staff with any issues they may have or answer any questions they may have is something that really fulfils me.”

Layla Victoria Park Goals

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend a traineeship to anyone! I love that I have been able to gain two qualifications, but also gain valuable work experience in a variety of different industries”

After successfully completing her traineeship, Layla was offered a full-time position with AFL SportsReady, providing support to the Tasmanian and Victorian offices. In her new role, Layla has already had the opportunity to travel to Hobart to support her team in running the 2023 Tasmanian AFLSR Graduation Ceremony.

“I am fortunate enough that AFLSR have offered me to stay on as a full-time employee within the administration team. I am very excited about continuing to learn and grow my knowledge of the business!”

If you’ve recently completed your Traineeship, join our Alumni!

With over 29 years of experience providing quality job opportunities and launching the careers of thousands of young Australians. AFL SportsReady offers diverse and thrilling opportunities that could take your career to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking to take it in a new direction. AFL SportsReady has something to offer. With a commitment to quality training and support. You can be sure that you’ll have the tools you need to succeed.

So why wait? Kickstart your career today by exploring available Traineeships. Whether you’re interested in sports management, business administration, or any number of other fields, there’s sure to be a role that fits your skills and interests.

Filling out our Expressions of Interest Form is a useful step if you are unable to find a specific job opening. This helps us identify candidates for future opportunities and reach out if a relevant opportunity becomes available.

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Images: Victoria Park, AFL SportsReady Head Office, Victoria.

This series includes current and former trainees demonstrating the benefits of the traineeship program, and how this pathway allows them to follow their passions.

This article is part of our partnership with the National Careers Institute (NCI). To highlight the real benefits of Vocational Education and Training (VET)