Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) provides young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the current job market.
RIJI is a work readiness program that assists students in developing good job search, resume writing and interviewing skills. The program is delivered as part of a school’s curriculum throughout a series of guided lesson plans and culminates in a face-to-face interview with a local volunteer employer during a RIJI event.
Year 10-12 students in all schools and alternative settings in the cities of Darebin, Moreland and Yarra are invited to participate. In 2017, we expect over 1300 students to participate across 24 schools.
Employment agencies including jobactive providers, Disability Employment Services and Group Training Organisations as well as recruitment departments can directly engage and support schools to deliver four out of seven lessons that form part of the RIJI Program. The Inner Northern LLEN assists in brokering partnerships between employment agencies and schools.
Local employers support the program by being involved as volunteer interviewers. Volunteer interviewers are responsible for reviewing and providing feedback for up to 8 student job applications. They also participate in a ½ day round of face-to-face interviews during a RIJI event.
The RIJI program has been mapped against AusVELs and VCAL curriculum specifically:
If embedded, teachers or careers practitioners can deliver the program with students completing work as part of their credited work in class.
The RIJI program is a real community effort and would not be possible without the participation of schools, service providers and local employers.
Expressions of Interest to volunteer in the 2017 RIJI Program are now open!
How can your organisation be involved?
Express your interest in participating in the RIJI Program by clicking on the Register button and filling out a quick survey to register your interest.
What do students think of the RIJI program? What advice do they have for other students? Watch this 'Students Say” video to find out.
Teachers and interviewers share their thoughts on the RIJI program and how it helps young people prepare for the workforce.