Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in August 2022.


Event details:

Tuesday 19 July 2022

Online from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Register here 


Applications for Cycle 2 – 2022 will open on 18 July and close on 31 July  2022.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will send you an email with an link to the application when it opens.

EOI for mentees

Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in August 2022.


Event details:

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Online from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Register here


Applications for Cycle 2 – 2022 will open on 18 July and close on 31 July 2022.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will send you an email with an link to the application when it opens.

EOI for mentees

Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in August 2022.


Event details:

Thursday 7 July 2022

Online from 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Register here


Applications for Cycle 2 – 2022 will open on 18 July and close on 31 July 2022.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will send you an email with an link to the application when it opens.

EOI for mentees

Great advice for all KMP mentees

We asked Simone, one of our past mentees what advice she would give to a new mentee starting the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program?

“Do all the activities recommended, take this program seriously, be proactive and catch up with your mentor as much as you can and ask questions! Take advantage of every single piece of advice and suggestion given by them. And the most important (my Mentor said this to me on the day of my interview) be yourself, you are amazing!” 

Simone is an accounting professional from Brazil. She moved to Australia more than five years ago and had been struggling to secure a job in her profession in Australia. In 2021, Simone completed the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and within a few months of graduating she had secured her first professional job in Australia. Simone’s mentor recommended her to some of her former colleagues and this helped Simone to secure her new position as an External Auditor at one of WA’s largest full-service accounting firms.  

We asked Simone to tell us about her employment journey, including some of the challenges she faced finding work in Australia and the key benefits she got out of the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program. 

“When I moved to Australia, I found searching for work very challenging.  I’m not an Australian Citizen and I don’t have permanent residency, I also lacked confidence because I did not have work experience in my field in Australia.  

Being a participant in the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program increased my confidence and taught me to be myself. I learnt how to write a resume and cover letter; how to search for jobs and even the correct search words to use to find suitable job advertisements.  

I really enjoyed meeting with other mentees and sharing our experiences. I loved every single meeting with my mentor and all the support and constructive suggestions she gave to me!  

Through the program I discovered that Australians have a more flexible way of working, for example, casual Fridays. I learnt the importance of follow-up emails or calls after applying for a job or having an interview. I didn’t do this before! The program also enabled me to meet my mentor and other mentors from my field. I had the opportunity to hear about their experience and advice.” 

The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program helps skilled professional newcomers improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation. The program assists newcomers to build professional networks and increase knowledge of both recruitment practices and a better understanding of their profession locally. For more information about the program visit www.kaleidoscopeinitiative.com.au/mentoring-program.

Kaleidoscope’s programs boost confidence and resilience

Vani, a migrant from India with a background in architecture and urban design, shares her story with us, acknowledging the important role KI’s programs played in boosting her confidence and resilience when faced with challenging circumstances.

After spending six months apart from her husband due to the Covid pandemic, Vani finally managed to reunite with her husband in Australia. An undergraduate degree in architecture and a master’s degree in urban design, combined with five years of professional experience made Vani feel confident that she could crack the Australian job market. However, after countless job applications and one unsuccessful phone interview, Vani’s optimism began to fade.

Despite the sense of fatigue, she felt after a long stint of unsuccessful applications, she continued to show initiative, volunteering at her local neighborhood community group as a placemaking officer. This enabled her to network with like-minded individuals and learn how she could improve her local employability. From those discussions, Vani was directed to the Kaleidoscope Mentorship Program – a program that seeks to connect professional newcomers with mentors within their field. Vani registered and attended the program’s three-day job readiness workshop. There, she learned how to adapt her resume to the format preferred by Australian employers and to tailor it to the selection criteria advertised in the positions. This workshop was incredibly empowering for her as she felt a sense of comradery among other migrants experiencing similar struggles in their professional endeavors.

She also attended a mock interview session, co-hosted by Kaleidoscope and Deloitte Australia. This exercise gave her some exposure on what to expect during a job interview in Australia, teaching her how to best promote her experiences, skills and character.  

Through Kaleidoscope Initiative’s programs, Vani had access to the resources and training that gave her a better understanding of how to stand out in the job market. Subsequently, not long after attending these workshops, Vani managed to secure a job interview and was successfully selected as a Placemaking Officer at a local council. Vani, now happily employed, reflects on her experience at Kaleidoscope and acknowledges the important role the programs played in boosting her confidence and resilience when faced with challenging circumstances.

The KALEIDOSCOPE Initiative is all about harnessing the economic benefits of migration by supporting newcomers to obtain employment in their field of expertise and building the capacity of employers to secure the rewards of a diverse workforce.

KMP Information Session – Online

Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is an award-winning program working to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation. Within 3-6 months of completing their mentoring relationship, 80% of KMP’s past mentees have secured jobs in their profession.

The KMP information session will provide an overview of the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and the benefits it offers to businesses, communities and skilled migrants.


Event details:

Thursday 9 December 2021

Online from 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Click here to register.

Spaces are limited, so register today to avoid missing out!


KMP is inviting applications in December 2021 to recruit mentees and mentors for the next mentoring cycle running in Feb-May 2022.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please click on the link below.

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