By Ron Maxwell - CEO

Around the world, there is a massive employment shift happening as individuals consider their career and lifestyle options in the wake of lockdowns, known as The Great Resignation. Predicted to hit Australian shores in early 2022, we will likely see a busy jobs market for job seekers and employers alike.

This movement is tipped to involve a career transition for many due to changing values and lifestyle choices. If that’s you, it’s an excellent opportunity to look at careers within industries suffering skills shortages, such as our traditional trades, hospitality and health and community services.

Opportunities abound in hospitality

While our hospitality and tourism industries have taken a significant hit over the last 18 months, these industries are predicted to come back with a bang. Operators all over the country are crying out for qualified workers, so if this is an area of interest, now is a great time to switch careers. In addition, these industries offer significant flexibility and even some unique opportunities to escape the city, living and working in coastal and regional areas.

There are diverse opportunities on offer, from front of house and customer service to kitchen roles and management positions, so it’s worth a look. 

Healthcare and community services are a great way to have a positive impact

We’ve all found a new appreciation for our frontline healthcare workers in recent times, and there are many careers in the space for those who want to positively impact the community. From aged care support to mental health services, if you’ve always wanted to help others, it might just be your opportunity to shine.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers

If the pandemic has you thinking about getting out from behind the desk, there are some great apprenticeship opportunities out there. While apprenticeships are often considered a career start for school leavers, we are seeing a rise in mature-aged apprenticeships. Many employers are realising the benefits of older apprentices who bring maturity and workplace experience that can really benefit a business.

Several of our traditional trades are facing skills shortages, including plumbing and carpentry, so it’s an excellent time to see what’s out there. Apprenticeships and traineeships go far beyond our traditional trades too. In fact, there are over 500 occupations, many you may never have heard about before.

If you are ready for something new but not sure what’s next, head over to VERTO’s Careergate platform, a free online tool that assesses your interests and skills to find apprenticeships and traineeships that suit you. You can even start applying for vacancies in your area straight away.

Combine transferable skills with training to reskill

When it comes to making a career change, it’s not just about developing new skills. The skills you have developed in your current career, particularly those soft and workplace skills, can be a great advantage for your next employer.

The VERTO team can help you explore your training options and combine your existing skills to get started on your new career pathway.

It’s an opportunity for employers too

The impending shift is a good reminder for employers that keeping people engaged is critical, particularly in a remote working environment. Showing your employees that they are valued is essential to maintain engagement and reduce turnover, so if this is an area where you can increase your efforts, it’s worth revisiting.

While there is a chance you will lose some people in the upcoming shift, it’s also a good opportunity to find new talent, particularly if you are willing to consider someone new to the industry. Often called ‘the outsider advantage’, bringing in someone from outside the sector can inject new ideas and innovation. 

VERTO can assist you in finding candidates who have experience in or are looking to make the shift to your industry. It’s the perfect time to be thinking about your workforce needs in 2022, and factoring in the potential impact of the Great Resignation now makes sense. 

Whether you are an employer or a job seeker, get in touch with the VERTO team to start exploring employment and training opportunities, find out about any incentives available to you, and get advice on your next move.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

VERTO is a provider of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Program across all parts of New South Wales.
Training

Training

Whether you are unemployed and wanting to secure a job or looking to formalise your skills through study, VERTO has a course for you.
Employment Services

Employment Services

At VERTO, we offer a range of employment services designed to help both individuals and businesses find the right opportunities.
Community Services

Community Services

VERTO’s Community Services programs provide free, practical assistance on a range of services for selected regional communities.

 

 

VERTO Celebrates 40 Years

This October, VERTO is celebrating 40 years of supporting people in NSW through quality education, employment, apprenticeship, and community services.

According to VERTO CEO, Ron Maxwell, VERTO has grown from humble beginnings as a small evening college in Bathurst to a national organisation employing more than 500 staff and servicing thousands of clients every year.

Founded in 1983 as the Central West Regional Evening College and in 2012, rebranded as VERTO Limited – with VERTO being Latin for ‘transform’.

Read more

Why choose Verto

VERTO is a not-for-profit organisation assisting businesses and individuals with all their apprenticeship, employment and training needs.

Our expertise covers a range of areas including Aboriginal services, Australian apprenticeships services, disability services, employment services and vocational training to help businesses, individuals and local industry to thrive.

You'll find the team in over 65 locations New South Wales.

Read more

CareerGate

CareerGate is the perfect tool for anyone looking at an apprenticeship

Whether you’re a school leaver or someone looking for a career change, CareerGate is the perfect tool to find the right apprenticeship for you.

CareerGate is an online tool designed to help you find the right apprenticeship option based on a series of assessments around your skills and future career plans.

The assessments take around 30-45 minutes and once complete, it provides you with a starting point for your apprenticeship journey, identifying your ideal career path and the steps you can take to get there.

Start your apprenticeship journey

Popular Short Courses & Qualifications

    VERTO proudly supports Women in Non-Traditional Trades

    Trade careers are rewarding and positively impact the economic security of women.

    At VERTO, we see many female tradies who have forged successful and fulfilling careers in trade industries. We’re passionate about continual growth in this area – not only through ongoing promotion of women in non-traditional trades, but also by providing the best support possible to current tradies.

    Learn more

    Latest News & Blogs

      Training Services

      At VERTO, our goal is to provide the training and skills development that will prepare you for the future. We offer a range of training courses that cover numerous skills and qualifications.

      Join our Team

      At VERTO, our goal is to provide the training and skills development that will prepare you for the future. We offer a range of training courses that cover numerous skills and qualifications.

      Coonabarabran Colour Run

      Our VERTO (Australia) team had an amazing time organizing the 'Family Fun Day' in collaboration with the Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council! It was a day filled with non-stop excitement – from the vibrant colour run to fantastic face painting. Plus, the delicious barbecue added the perfect flavour to the day!

      What our customers say

      • T

        Tina Baker

        Nathaniel from VERTO Wagga Wagga was very helpful and supportive in helping make my dream a reality. He is very knowledgeable and has so much patience. I cannot thank him enough for his help and guidance. Terima Kasih 🙏🏻

        Tina Baker
      • B

        Brian Edwards

        I attended the Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities session in Bathurst today, and it was incredible. This program has truly changed my life. I had low expectations, but I received so much more. I can’t wait to go home and share the news with my kids.

        Brian Edwards
      • B

        Brittany Edwards

        I have never had a job, I went to VERTO and Kirstie referred me to Anthony who set up an interview. They took me to the interview and got me the job. They helped me get a tax file number and a Super account, they helped me fill out all the forms. My family is so proud of me and VERTO have been amazing. Thank you everyone at the Orange team.

        Brittany Edwards
      • G

        Gemma McGowan

        My consultants have been incredibly helpful and supportive, and it was such a relief being with VERTO compared to other employment providers. I felt so much acceptance and compassion towards my personal situation, which made me feel a lot better and less anxious. Thank you Rai and Shaylene at VERTO Murwillumbah, you guys rock!!

        Gemma McGowan
      • S

        Sharon Wilson-Webster

        Kerrie has been an incredible and constructive support, personally and practically. She has offered me opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge and guided me towards the right job opportunities which best suit to my strengths and interests. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, always willing to go above and beyond to help.

        Sharon Wilson-Webster
      • B

        Brad Stuart

        Lauren Waite is my job placement representative in Nelson Bay. She has always listened to my work-related circumstances without any judgment. I find her very accommodating with personal concerns regarding my work situation. My experience so far working with Lauren has been very open and honest, and I value her assistance.

        Brad Stuart
      • F

        Frank Oates

        My name is Frank and from the first day I walked into VERTO's office in Broken Hill, my experience has been nothing short of amazing. My consultant Merridy has been incredibly supportive and understanding in meeting my cultural needs, and I see her as a true living angel. The assistance she provided me was of the utmost professionalism.

        Frank Oates
      • N

        Nadine McEwan

        I have had the pleasure of dealing with Abraham Ghossain for the past 3 years now and have to say he is the best at VERTO. Super responsive and always goes above and beyond the get the job done. He is extremely knowledgeable within his field and very professional. Looking forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

        Nadine McEwan
      • T

        Troy McVerry

        Outstanding! VERTO has distinguished itself with their assistance in getting me employment. I have only been with VERTO about a month and now I have a very lucrative job. VERTO’s consultant Honeylyn has willingly assisted me every time I have sought assistance.

        Troy McVerry

        Subscribe to our Newsletter

        Stay up to date with the latest news in apprenticeship, employment
        and training services by subscribing to VERTO’s Newsletter!

        Want to find out more?

        We'd love to hear from you. Call us today on 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786)
        OR
        Email us at: info@verto.org.au

        Find your local VERTO office