Learn the ropes with a PaTH Internship

Prepare, Trial, Hire (PaTH) is a Government funded internship program aimed at giving young people the skills and experience to be more competitive in the labour market.

If you're an eligible young job seeker, you can access free training to prepare you for employment expectations and equip you with the skills to succeed.

You will gain real experience through a voluntary work trial for up to 12 weeks, showing employers what you can do and building valuable skills. Incentives and subsidies are also available to businesses, giving you a real chance of being hired at the end.

Mikayla recently completed a PaTH Internship at McDonald's in Mayfield and Industrial Drive. We followed her journey from her first week on the job to being offered a part-time role at the end of the program. Check out the five-part series below.


As the region's most successful DES provider, Castle has an established network of locally recognised medium and large businesses ready to give young people opportunities to show off their skills. Talk to us to get started today.