New educators arrive in schools excited and motivated, but are then confronted by classroom situations which they haven't experienced and may not have considered when they decided to become professional educators. Simply surviving in the classroom becomes an issue for many graduate teachers. At the same time, teacher-employing authorities are concerned to retain these early career teachers, particularly in country locations. Effective support must be provided to new teachers, to maintain their love of teaching and learning and retain their expertise in schools. The Early Career Teacher Support Project assists educators in the first and second year of teaching within South Australia's Catholic school sector. Two consultants support approximately 400 early career teachers, as well as the teachers and school leaders who nurture and develop the new teachers. Induction and formation for graduate teachers is one of a number of initiatives offered by Catholic Education SA to support teachers in the early part of their careers.