Open Shift

 Society Melbourne’s latest initiative creating employment opportunities for our graduates and local businesses.

Do you run a local business that’s in need of well-trained and highly committed employees?

When you become a member of Society Melbourne’s Open Shift you can gain streamlined access to the highly skilled graduates of our Hospitality Training Program while also having a positive social impact in your community.

Sign up to the Open Shift newsletter for updates on potential employees for your business.

How does it work?

This initiative will allow you to employ young people as they conclude the Hospitality Training Program, allowing them to transition into consistent employment and break the cycle of homelessness. For Change Co. will collaborate with your business to ensure the trainee is briefed on your venue’s operations and will support the trainee’s transition to a role in your organisation.

To be eligible to collaborate with For Change Co. your business must offer your staff the award rates for hospitality. 

What areas are our wonderful young people skilled in? Trainees work for a minimum of 120 hours as part of the training program, learning the following skills...

Customer service ✔️

Barista skills ✔️

Food preparation ✔️

OH&S ✔️

POS operation, handling cash & eftpos ✔️

Professionally working and communicating with a team in a hospitality workspace ✔️


What’s in it for you?

  • Become one of For Change Co.’s employment partners and receive promotion of your goodwill on our website and across our social media channels totalling 9.2k followers.
  • Receive an Open Shift member badge for your website and physical sticker for your shopfront.
  • Receive newsletter updates on potential new employees.
  • Gain streamlined access to a pool of potential employees with strong technical and behavioural skills who are passionate and ready to contribute wholeheartedly to a new workplace.
  • Make a real and lasting impact on a young person’s life by supporting them in leading the life they want to lead.

Receive an Open Shift member badge for your store front and website to let

your customers know you’re helping young people escape the homelessness cycle. 

Does this sound like an awesome opportunity for your business?

Let’s chat!

Levi Fernandez

Levi Fernandez

Co-founder & Head of Partnerships

Levi is our Head of Partnerships. To him, For Change Co. and other local businesses have the opportunity to generate sustainable and measurable change. Through the Open Shift initiative, Levi hopes to connect socially minded businesses to For Change Co.’s vision; an Australia free from youth homelessness. 

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