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Employable Me: A group of young people are sitting and standing against a wall
August 3, 2018

Employable Me Participant Call Out

Employable Me is a series produced for ABC TV which follows a range of people with disability as they search for jobs.

Highly successful first series

Audience analysis by the ABC of the first series showed very clearly that Employable Me was impactful and educational and it reached a total audience of 2.046 million Australians! If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it on ABC i-view.

Second series in the wings

The second series will follow the highly regarded first series of the same name which focused on people with neurodiverse conditions such as Autism. In the second series, producers are hoping to include a broader range of people with disability, conditions and experiences. There will be three episodes of one hour each.

The search

The producers – Northern Pictures – are currently looking for participants to be filmed who just need a chance for employers to see what they can do, rather than concentrating on what they can’t.

Northern Pictures believes that the strength of Employable Me is in showing the capable person behind the disability or condition.

A collaborative approach

The producers are working closely and collaboratively with disability organisations, academic and clinical experts along with individuals and their families as they bring the series to fruition.

Who is Northern Pictures?

Northern Pictures is a leading producer of original content for both Australian and International markets. They have won numerous awards for their productions. You can learn more about Northern Pictures and the production team by visiting their website right here.

The schedule

Filming will commence from late August onwards. Agreeing to be involved could mean being filming on several occasions over a period of months.

Participants would be filmed in their home setting, with their family, while attending job interviews and in any work experience roles.

Who might be chosen for Employable Me?

If you are a person with disability living in NSW and are struggling to find work or believe you’re overqualified and not fulfilling your potential, please email us a bit of information about yourself, including how you heard about us along with a photo.

What about employers?

The Employable Me producers would also like to hear from employers who are open to considering one of the participants for employment.

How can I express interest or make contact?

You can email the producers at [email protected]


This page was first published on 3 August 2018.