Melbourne’s Manufacturing Jobs and Training

The NORTH Link Manufacturing Priority Workforce Project is delivered by NORTH Link and supported by the Victorian Government through Jobs Victoria. The project will create 150 job placements in manufacturing and related industries.

Case Study: Blending employer and jobseeker needs for the perfect brew

Bean Alliance was facing staff shortages, so it got involved in our manufacturing jobs initiative.

We supported Bean Alliance by screening applicants and matching the company’s needs with jobseeker interests.

The result?

Two locals, Christine and Charlotte, are now working for the ethical coffee roaster. Christine has a job that suits her lifestyle, and Charlotte’s now getting the real world experience her resume needed. Both are learning new skills and discovering rewarding careers in the coffee industry.

“The people we’ve been introduced to are people that we probably wouldn’t have met before through a traditional way of recruiting.”

Susan Castle, Bean Alliance

Looking for staff?

The Priority Workforce Projects work with employers who are:

  • committed to providing opportunities to people who need extra support to find work
  • passionate about growing the workforce in their sector
  • able to offer secure and inclusive part-time or full-time roles of at least 12 months to candidates from priority groups.

If this sounds like you, we can connect you to a pipeline of pre-screened local candidates who have undertaken industry training or are currently enrolled in a relevant qualification. They will also have a dedicated mentor to support them, and you, in the role.

Additional employer benefits

  • PPE provided to each jobseeker.
  • Funding for pre-employment checks.

Join us in shaping the future of the manufacturing industry by partnering to offer government subsidised employment opportunities to an eager and driven workforce. Let’s work together to nurture the next generation of skilled professionals.

Don’t Miss Out! Spots are limited, and demand is high. Last intake closes 30 April 2024.

Secure your full-time position in one of Victoria’s fastest growing sectors

Jobs on offer will be permanent full-time and part-time with a minimum requirement of 19-hours per week. All jobs are ongoing with support and mentoring provided during and after the program to give participants every chance of success. 


Jobseeker eligibility

Jobseekers must be seeking to work a minimum of:

  • 19-hours per week unless the person has a disability or provides constant care, in which case the job may be for *8-hours per week.

Jobseekers must be entitled to work as:

  • Australian citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian temporary residents
  • refugee and humanitarian visa holders with work entitlements.

The project is open to Victorian jobseekers (18 years and over) entitled to work as Australian citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents, and refugee and humanitarian visa holders from the following cohorts:

  • Women aged 45 years and over.
  • Young people aged under 25.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • People with a disability.
  • Long-term unemployed people or at risk of long-term unemployment.
  • People seeking asylum and refugees.
  • Newly arrived migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Veterans.
  • Public and social housing tenants.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people (experiencing barriers to employment).
  • Single parents.
  • Ex-offenders.

More information

Contact Ida Lloyd, Manufacturing Project Manager on 0411 693 997 or at

Contact Amina Omar, Project Officer on 0413 055 780 or at