This Youth Employment Initiative provides young people with the opportunity to develop employment skills, gearing them up to enter the workforce with confidence. As part of this initiative, Libraries and Youth Services deliver a series of workshops around resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and financial resilience, aimed at students in years 10 to 12.

Additionally, students in Year 10 will be invited to apply for a contract position at the Libraries as a Junior Library Officer.
Successful applicants from local Year 10 students will gain contracts provided until the 30th June in their Year 12 of schooling. Completion of the contract in mid Year 12 allows students to focus on studies during this important period. It is anticipated that these roles will be recruited annually, resulting in a regular employment opportunity for local young people in Canning.

Recruitment for 2023 will begin in May.

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What is a Junior Library Officer? 

Our Junior Library Officers support library operations by ensuring resources are well organised to help easy access for customers. 
Ensuring that books and other items are well presented on shelves as well as providing outstanding levels of customer service by being welcoming and giving assistance where needed is key in this role. Members of this team build effective relationships with other staff members, helping to contribute to the efficient operation of the Library. 

Junior Library Officers work regular after school and Saturday shifts at City of Canning Library locations.

Here is what our former Junior Library Officers have to say!

 My working experience at the Canning libraries as a Junior Shelver has been very eye-opening as I learnt about the process of gaining employment. I feel it is a great way to gain your first working experience and insights into working in the customer service industry. The workshops held helped me prepare for my first paid job and obtain the skills I needed to apply.
Tristan, Junior Library Officer

The City of Canning's Junior Library Shelver position is a great start to young people beginning their working lives, and possibly supporting career paths. As an Indigenous person, I saw this opportunity as an amazing inclusive experience that constantly uplifts and prepares you for the working world.
Curtis, Junior Library Officer

Employment Workshops for 2023 Out Now!

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