This report examines the experiences of young Australians during the transition from full-time student to worker using data from the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY95). The authors focus on two aspects of the transition to employment: The time taken to find any job and the time taken to find a full-time permanent job. The type of job obtained is not the focus. While the authors are specifically interested in the time taken to obtain a job, they also find that a substantial proportion (around 25%) of those who have not completed school or obtained a certificate III or higher qualification do not get a job at all. This group fails to make the transition from student to worker.