Each year up to 16 young refugee, asylum seeker and new migrant women will be engaged in The Social Outfit’s Retail Training Program. Recruited via our partner networks of settlement agencies, suitable trainee candidates are offered 3-months paid work-experience, one day per week, in retail customer service at The Social Outfit’s clothing store in Newtown. The traineeship follows a 12-module training manual prepared in consultation with a retail training professional. Training is delivered also in online modules and learning is consolidated in our live training environment by our qualified retail trainer. Classes in financial literacy further enhance the experience for trainees, ensuring they have the skills to manage their money once they start earning. Australian Workplace Training, mentoring and Job-Readiness training is included, covering CV writing, interview skills and career pathway advice. Upon completion of the traineeship, our network of 25+ industry partners supports us in placing the trainees in job #2.