CVGT Employment. Since 1983.
We are a not-for-profit, for-purpose employment service that’s been supporting people to find meaningful work for 40 years.
We have a passionate team that cares about getting the best results for job seekers and employers.
We are committed to inclusivity and diversity. Community is the heartbeat of our team, with inclusion at our core.
We are proud to respect this land, value First Nations heritage and advocate justice and equity for all.
Work with us
There are plenty of great opportunities for you to live, work and grow with CVGT Employment.
CVGT has an amazing team of people who are passionate about connecting more people with meaningful work.
We are committed to inclusivity and diversity. Our community is the heartbeat of CVGT Employment, with inclusion at its core!
We are committed to developing long-term beneficial partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Work with us
CVGT is looking for new people to join our team! If you have a passion and drive, we want hear from you today.
The CVGT Employment story
CVGT Employment has a proud history of being a not-for-profit, for-purpose employment services provider. We are Australia-owned and doubly proud to say we are person-centric and community focused.
For 40 years we have been helping individuals secure sustainable and meaningful work, and employers secure the right staff.
Our story is quite unique. We formed in 1983 when councils surrounding Bendigo responded to a survey on youth unemployment skill shortages. Young people needed to be actively employed while learning the trade skills for their chosen fields. We were initially known as Central Victoria Group Apprenticeship Scheme.
We had humble beginnings, employing one person, who rode a bicycle around Bendigo to monitor the progress of 12 apprentices. Since then, the business has grown from strength to strength. Over time our expertise brought expansion into other regions and other employment programs; in 2012 our name changed to CVGT Australia. From July 2022, we evolved again to become CVGT Employment.
Today, we employ more than 400 people in a diverse range of employment programs and specialties across more than 120 locations in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria; and continue to meet community needs and expectations for sustainable employment and economic activity.
In 2021-22, we supported 9004 people into sustainable employment – that’s one person securing work every 16.67 minutes, on average across working days.
CVGT Employment delivers both state and federally funded government programs. These include the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Workforce Australia, Transition to Work and ParentsNext contracts, the Department of Social Services Disability Employment Services programs.
We also partner with Jobs Victoria to deliver our YConnect program; and co-fund the running of the Second Chance with the Department of Justice and Regulation’s Community Crime Prevention Unit. Second Chance, offered in the City of Greater Bendigo, is a diversionary health, education and employment support program that is designed to reduce custodial sentencing and repeat offending of young people through achieving education or employment goals.
And, since 1983 we continue to deliver apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities as a group training organisation.
Our professional support for your journey is available at these sites, so come visit us today!
CVGT Employment is a registered charity
CVGT Employment has been providing Australians with quality employment services since 1983. We are Australian owned, person-centric and community focused. We are a not-for-profit, for-purpose organisation that is registered as an Australian charity.
View our charity registration details here.
Meet some of our people
Chief Executive Officer Jason Russell, with the support of the Executive Management Team, leads and directs the day-to-day management of the organisation and is responsible for the implementation and decision of the Board of Directors. The Board of eight members is responsible for the governance and strategic oversight of the organisation. The Board and Executive Management Team have extensive industry experience and strong skillset to enable the wider team to deliver results, and further cement CVGT Employment as a leader in delivering employment services to a wide range of people.
Here’s what some of our staff have to say about working at CVGT Employment.
2021-22 Annual Report
Download our 2021-22 Annual Report. This annual report covers CVGT Employment’s activities and performance from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
Work health and safety
Our business is ISO 45001 certified, and our online learning management system enables us to manage compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Keeping COVID-safe continues to be a key focus. Our detailed COVID-Safe plan adheres to government guidelines, offers support for working at home, and advice on how to safeguard mental and physical wellbeing.
CVGT Employment is committed to providing and actively promoting a safe environment for children. We have zero tolerance towards child abuse, and have policies and systems to protect children.
What’s new at CVGT Employment?
All the latest news from the CVGT Employment newsroom.
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CVGT Employment offices will close at 12.30pm on Friday, 22 December 2023, and reopen on Tuesday,…