For many women the first step to getting work is simply having a suitable outfit to wear to interviews. All clients are referred to us by a referring partner and are booked into one of our three services in Melbourne CBD, Parramatta Sydney and Morwell (Regional Victoria).
When women first visit Fitted for Work for their personal outfitting and interview service, many are a little nervous and unsure what to expect. They’re made to feel instantly welcomed and accepted by our skilled and caring volunteers. In just one hour they’ll transform a woman from head to toe with a new suit, shirt, accessories, handbag and shoes to match. They’ll provide advice on grooming and health and how to prepare for the job interview so they put their best foot forward to get the job.
Connecting Refugee and Migrant Women with Work (Download PDF)
This snapshot was compiled with information from 2 research papers produced through a joint project with Fitted for Work and Melbourne University. The focus of the research was to understand the barriers refugee and migrant woman face when trying to gain employment in Australia.
Fitted for Work Snapshot of 2000 Women - Sept 2012 (Download PDF)
A snapshot of the Australian employment landscape, and how Fitted for Work's clients fit within this.
The fashion is fun, BUT the best part of working with the FFW clients is when they tell you how special and confident you have made them feel. ---Michelle
The last young girl I dressed, left bursting with confidence saying ‘I’m going to nail this job now’! I often get a tear in my eye when that happens.---Joan, Volunteer