Youth Employment Services

APM YES (Youth Employment Services) delivers the Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment Program for the NSW Government, through the Department of Industry, in the Hunter and Central Coast regions.

Through APM YES, eligible young people become work-ready more quickly and find the job opportunities close to home that are right for them.

They gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to secure a job through our one-to-one coaching and experienced job seeking programs.


 We provide:

• Personal job seeker planning to find the right starting point
• Help applying for jobs, writing resumes and coaching on how to nail job interviews
• Access to training that matches jobs and businesses nearby
• Work experience and volunteering opportunities to build up skills
• Practical job placements to meet and work with local employers
• On the job support when they start work to make the transition a success
• An online kit to manage each plan with options for extra support

We can also help young people access:

• Help with driving lessons and getting a Driver’s Licence
• Financial help to make the most of their money
• Assistance they're at risk of being homeless
• Help to improve reading and writing skills
• Health support and counselling services
• Personal mentoring for extra guidance
• Cultural support

We work with young people who are:

• Unemployed, or casually employed and seeking more hours or security with their job
• Aged 15 to 24 at the time of registration
• Finished with Year 10 (or aged 17, if that comes first)
• An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident

To apply for APM YES, call 1800 276 937 or email