Partnering with businesses

We work with business to help new refugees and migrants to gain real job skills. We also link employees with employers in need of workers and help local businesses by providing high quality services in areas such as catering and cleaning.

Helping employers to find skilled staff

AMES Australia programs are designed to unlock the potential of our clients and provide a continuous supply of job ready candidates for employers. We work hand in hand with employers to fill both skilled and unskilled roles.

We assist employers with a range of services including pre-screening, reference checking, short-listing and account management. We also provide value added services through training and re-skilling, work trials, wage subsidies, workplace modifications, post placement support and mentoring for both employer and employee.

Read our information for employers

We also work directly with our Corporate Leaders Network to link newly arrived skilled and professional migrants to major companies including Australia Post, Chandler Macleod, IBM, NAB and Telstra. In the process new arrivals gain understanding of the Australian workplace and become more employable with these new skills.

Commercial Services

AMES Australia offers high quality catering solutions to the greater business community through our social enterprises. AMES Australia Social Enterprises are sustainable businesses that provide ongoing workplace training and employment opportunities. Our three social enterprises offer high quality training and meaningful employment, adopting the Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) model through casual work and a 12 month traineeship program. They also offer work placements to qualified students who just completed short vocational courses and to other eligible unemployed migrants and refugees who may have expressed interest in working in industries related to the social enterprises.

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AMES and our social enterprise partners share similar goals, client groups, a client focus and a commitment to multiculturalism. We’d like to thank the following program partners for their support:

  • Brunswick South Primary School
  • Carlton Primary School
  • City of Melbourne
  • Community Housing Limited
  • Kensington Neighbourhood House
  • Kingston City Council
  • Noble Park English Language School
  • Nutrition Australia
  • Social Traders
  • Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau (SCAAB)
  • Transfield Services
  • Urban Communities
  • Victorian School Canteen Association
  • Westpac