A new initiative designed to connect students and graduates with local employers has been launched by Study Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast Student Jobs website aims to put students directly in touch with employers offering any work opportunities, including internships, casual work, contracting or full-time employment.
The site has been designed to be easy to use, with search functionality and filtering to ensure job seekers are provided with the exact roles they’re looking for, while employers can find the most suitable candidates with the right qualifications for their advertised position.
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“With over 200,000 students in the city, employability is critical for our future success and the Gold Coast Student Jobs portal will ensure we continue to grow while meeting the demands of the local market,” said Study Gold Coast Chairman, the Hon Rob Borbidge AO.
“This initiative will be a game changer for student employability and employers wanting to source potential job candidates on the Gold Coast by facilitating career pathways from education to industry, creating greater career opportunities and better employment outcomes for all.”
Griffith University marketing graduate Drishya Prasad found an internship on the site with local marketing agency Cooper and Westwood and was then offered a full-time job after just a few days.
“Previously I was trying to secure internships by sending random emails to as many potential employers as I could, in the hope that I would get a response,” said Ms Prasad.
“Having a website that lists available internship opportunities not only makes the search much easier and far less time consuming, but also improves your chances of securing a full-time role as I’ve just done.”
The city’s largest employer, Gold Coast Health, supports the new employment platform and sees many advantages to having a locally dedicated jobs portal.
“Health continues to be a growth sector and employment with Gold Coast Health presents a range of opportunities from clinical roles to lawyers, human resources, engineers, analysts and more,” said Gold Coast Executive Director People and Corporate Services, Hannah Bloch.
“As the largest employer in the city, we take seriously our role in providing employment to people of the Gold Coast. Having a locally dedicated jobs portal will help us target opportunities to students in their transition from tertiary education to employment, right here on the Gold Coast.”
The Gold Coast Student Jobs platform is open to all employers and students on the Gold Coast. Advertisements for work opportunities are free on the portal and no commissions are charged for placements. The site also features useful resources for employers and job seekers alike, including business profiles, feature articles and the latest data on trending industries.
For more information, visit: goldcoaststudentjobs.com.au/