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Seven partners with The Careers Department

The Seven Network today announced it has joined forces with The Careers Department, a leading Australian educational tech company, to provide career education resources and help prepare students for roles in growth industries.

The partnership will see Seven support The Careers Department’s 2022/2023 National Schools’ Tour and face-to-face workshops in over 100 metropolitan, regional and remote schools, with 7NEWS and Sunrise reporters, including Sam Mac, creating video content that will give students a behind-the-scenes look at life working in the television industry.

Seven will also promote The Career Department’s inaugural national virtual work experience competition, which is open to all Australian students with the winner given the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience at one of Seven’s offices and studios, along with a $2,000 Apple voucher.

Founded in 2016 by Samantha Devlin and Sarah Warmoll, The Careers Department unlocks career opportunities for students. Its online platform has helped 1.4 million Australian families and is licensed by over 650 high schools and 1,000 primary schools.

Seven West Media Director of Marketing, Larissa Ozard, said: “By joining forces with The Careers Department, we hope to help students access job opportunities and inspire career decisions they may never have considered before.  

“Seven has a long commitment to providing opportunities for future generations and creating clear pathways for young Australians. Last year we established the David Leckie Seven Scholarship Program, which offers a 12-month scholarship at Seven West Media for a junior graduate with a passion for sales, programming or news, and we continue to dedicate major resources to projects and initiatives across Australia that deliver a better future for younger Australians.”

The Careers Department Co-Founder, Samantha Devlin, said: “We are pleased to welcome the Seven Network to our partnership family. As a leader in the media industry and Australia’s most-watched TV network, Seven’s reach across broadcast and digital will be fantastic to engage students, teachers, and their families on the benefits of The Careers Department’s work.

“Our partnership with Seven and its participation in our national virtual work experience competition means we can use its national reach and influence to ensure as many students as possible can be exposed to industries and careers they may not otherwise have known about.”

Research by The Careers Department has found that 38% of students leave school without knowing what they want to do as a career, with parents being the biggest influence on students and their chosen careers.

Ms Devlin said: “We believe no student should be limited by their network, heritage, geographic or socio-economic circumstances when choosing their career. The employment and tertiary study choices of high school students are often impacted by their limited understanding of different industries. If they cannot see it, they cannot be it.

“Many students will only choose a career based on what they see around them or via parental direction, so the national virtual work experience competition is an opportunity for all Australian students to explore, discover, and try their hand at a new field they may never have considered working in previously.”

For more information on the competition, please visit:

Media Release – Seven

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