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Hamish Breaks Thru at Café Tempest

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Hamish Ewen is a 19 year old looking for a future like any young person in Newcastle. His goals of completing further education, getting a job and enjoying a social life are fairly common to most young people.

However, Hamish was not sure where to start and wanted to get extra help. With the assistance of his parents, Hamish met with Break Thru People Solutions, a registered provider of supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“Hamish revealed an interest in hospitality since he had enjoyed catering classes at high school”, said Andrew Malloch, Manager of Break Thru’s I am able, a program that assists people with NDIS plans. “This became a vocational goal for Hamish so we just needed the resources to make this happen”.

Break Thru supported Hamish to request funding from the NDIS, with a focus on employment assistance.

It was critical that career skills training and on-the-job experience with the right mentor was put in place, so we used a combination of accredited training in hospitality, a work trial and our Support Worker, Les Masters, to provide guidance”, added Mr Malloch.

“I thought this would be a good experience, and the training taught me the
basics”, said Hamish. “When I was introduced to Les, this was a significant and
positive, especially learning about the job market ”.

Les took Hamish to Café Tempest, owned and operated by Julie Walter in
Wallsend. Julie saw potential in Hamish and gave him a go. “I’ve had numerous
work placement students in my three years running cafes, but Hamish has been
the best I’ve ever had.”

Hamish completed his hospitality course and the work placement and was rewarded further with Julie deciding to hire Hamish. “He now works about 25 hours a week and is a huge part of our team. He’s always on time for work and has treated the experience seriously. He’s got the basics under control, interacting with the customers, learning knife skills, undertaking food preparation and beginning the art of baking cakes.”

Hamish said that he undertook the challenge of study and work with a positive attitude. Asked what advice he would give to other young people looking for a career opportunity, Hamish said, “Always look forward and don’t give up, as it’s fantastic to be paid in a job for your effort”.

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Transition To Work helps April find her dream career

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After attended Break Thru’s Transition To Work (TTW) program in Forster/Tuncurry after finishing school, April was successful in obtaining part time work as a Child Care Assistant in a local Coomba Park day care centre.

Through the TTW program April was supported in developing work and life skills. April had the opportunity to try different careers as she was unsure what she wanted to do.

After several different work placements, April decided Child Care was her passion. Break Thru supported her in gaining her Certificate 3 in Children’s Services through distance education OTEN along with her Senior First Aid Certificate through the local community college.

April was so thankful of the support she received from Break Thru stating, “… without the support of my consultant Sarah, I wouldn’t have achieved these qualifications.” By attending TTW April says she has gained more confidence and social skills which she has applied in her work place and everyday life.

Now April is working she says her favourite part of the job is meeting new people and analysing the personalities and traits of the children she works with. She enjoys getting to know each child and helping them build their skills.

When asked about her time at Break Thru April stated, “I would highly recommend Break Thru for anyone needing support; like everything it has its ups and downs but the whole process is enjoyable overall and a valuable learning experience.”

  Click to listen highlighted text! After attended Break Thru’s Transition To Work (TTW) program in Forster/Tuncurry after finishing school, April was successful in obtaining part time work as a Child Care Assistant in a local Coomba Park day care centre. Through the TTW program April was supported in developing work and life skills. April had the opportunity to try different careers as she was unsure what she wanted to do. After several different work placements, April decided Child Care was her passion. Break Thru supported her in gaining her Certificate 3 in Children’s Services through distance education OTEN along with her Senior First Aid Certificate through the local community college. April was so thankful of the support she received from Break Thru stating, “… without the support of my consultant Sarah, I wouldn’t have achieved these qualifications.” By attending TTW April says she has gained more confidence and social skills which she has applied in her work place and everyday life. Now April is working she says her favourite part of the job is meeting new people and analysing the personalities and traits of the children she works with. She enjoys getting to know each child and helping them build their skills. When asked about her time at Break Thru April stated, “I would highly recommend Break Thru for anyone needing support; like everything it has its ups and downs but the whole process is enjoyable overall and a valuable learning experience.”

Changing after 20 years out of the workforce

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Long term unemployment is a unique barrier for job seekers, involving emotional and psychological impacts after remaining out of employment for an extensive period of time. Likewise a lack of current work experience and up to date skills leaves job seekers feeling out of touch with the workforce. 59-year-old Michelle was no different, experience 20 years of unemployment and significantly lacking in skills.

The mature aged job seeker from Raymond Terrace was greatly impacted by her mental health and chronic pain. She had experienced long-term depression, ongoing migraines and had limited vision in her left eye due to an aneurysm.

Break Thru did not let Michelle down, supporting her every step of the way after joining our Raymond Terrace team. Employment Consultant, Kristy, approached Michelle’s employment from an alternative path, considering current training and skills as the priority. Michelle was soon attending TAFE to complete her Certificate III in Aged Care. Break Thru assisted with TAFE course fees and additionally provided Michelle’s uniform for her work placement components of the course.

As Michelle’s confidence grew with her training, so too did her motivation to find sustainable employment in Aged Care. Kristy provided mentoring and guidance, working with Michelle to develop her resume and cover letters. Kristy assisted with internal training to assist Michelle with job applications.

Michelle continues to receive assistance from Break Thru with training and support. Her focus remains on taking as much from her work placement and studies as possible. Kristy assists her when contacting employers with her application in Home Care and Aged Care facilities that suit Michelle’s interests and skills.

Michelle could not be happier with the support received from the Raymond Terrace office. With the support of Kristy and the office, she realised that she did have the skills relevant for her chosen career in Aged Care.

“Break Thru People Solutions and my consultant Kristy have helped me to gain confidence in myself and my abilities. After 20 years out of the workforce, I am now confident and ready for my next step of re-entering the workforce,” said Michelle.

“I could not have done this without the help of my Employment Consultant [who] helped me to realise I can do it!”

  Click to listen highlighted text! Long term unemployment is a unique barrier for job seekers, involving emotional and psychological impacts after remaining out of employment for an extensive period of time. Likewise a lack of current work experience and up to date skills leaves job seekers feeling out of touch with the workforce. 59-year-old Michelle was no different, experience 20 years of unemployment and significantly lacking in skills. The mature aged job seeker from Raymond Terrace was greatly impacted by her mental health and chronic pain. She had experienced long-term depression, ongoing migraines and had limited vision in her left eye due to an aneurysm. Break Thru did not let Michelle down, supporting her every step of the way after joining our Raymond Terrace team. Employment Consultant, Kristy, approached Michelle’s employment from an alternative path, considering current training and skills as the priority. Michelle was soon attending TAFE to complete her Certificate III in Aged Care. Break Thru assisted with TAFE course fees and additionally provided Michelle’s uniform for her work placement components of the course. As Michelle’s confidence grew with her training, so too did her motivation to find sustainable employment in Aged Care. Kristy provided mentoring and guidance, working with Michelle to develop her resume and cover letters. Kristy assisted with internal training to assist Michelle with job applications. Michelle continues to receive assistance from Break Thru with training and support. Her focus remains on taking as much from her work placement and studies as possible. Kristy assists her when contacting employers with her application in Home Care and Aged Care facilities that suit Michelle’s interests and skills. Michelle could not be happier with the support received from the Raymond Terrace office. With the support of Kristy and the office, she realised that she did have the skills relevant for her chosen career in Aged Care. “Break Thru People Solutions and my consultant Kristy have helped me to gain confidence in myself and my abilities. After 20 years out of the workforce, I am now confident and ready for my next step of re-entering the workforce,” said Michelle. “I could not have done this without the help of my Employment Consultant [who] helped me to realise I can do it!”

Returning to employment after illness

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Returning to employment after illness can be daunting for anyone. Significant changes within the professional environment can be difficult to adjust to. However seeking employment after recovering from an illness, especially for those who are mature age, creates a whole new barrier.

This was the future for job seeker, Rima. The 50 year-old connected with Break Thru Liverpool after a period out of work recovering from breast cancer.

When deemed in remission, Rima was eager to return to work and develop her skill set. Her Employment Consultant Ozkan enrolled Rima in pre-employing training to ensure she had the best start in her return to work.

Here Rima was referred to a hospitality vacancy where she was pre-screened and provided with targeted training. Ozkan regularly visited the site to ensure Rima was receiving the right screening and all needs were met in her training and support. This was not a concern for Rima however as she flew through her training material. Rima’s desire to re-enter employment was a strong motivator for her.

New employer George’s Cafe, was seeking to fill the position of Kitchen hand. The Villawood business was seeking an experienced employee who could perform food preparation, cash handling and other front and backline management.

Break Thru Liverpool contacted the employer and offered significant recruitment support to ensure they found the right person for the job. Upon hearing of the great services and incentives provided by Break Thru, George’s Cafe was eager to get on board.

Our Liverpool office recruited through our extensive pool of job seekers. After holding a number of interviews and additional recruitment processes, Rima was identified as perfect for position and business. Her previous experience and recent training really cemented her position in the eyes of management. Ozkan negotiated further training for Rima as well as a wage subsidy for the employer.

Rima continues to thrive in the position. She enjoys working and knowing that she has sustainable employment thanks to Break Thru Liverpool. Likewise her regular training has really helped Rima stay up to date on her skills.

Ozkan continues to work closely with Rima and George’s Cafe to ensure all needs are met and Break Thru is providing quality services to both.

  Click to listen highlighted text! Returning to employment after illness can be daunting for anyone. Significant changes within the professional environment can be difficult to adjust to. However seeking employment after recovering from an illness, especially for those who are mature age, creates a whole new barrier. This was the future for job seeker, Rima. The 50 year-old connected with Break Thru Liverpool after a period out of work recovering from breast cancer. When deemed in remission, Rima was eager to return to work and develop her skill set. Her Employment Consultant Ozkan enrolled Rima in pre-employing training to ensure she had the best start in her return to work. Here Rima was referred to a hospitality vacancy where she was pre-screened and provided with targeted training. Ozkan regularly visited the site to ensure Rima was receiving the right screening and all needs were met in her training and support. This was not a concern for Rima however as she flew through her training material. Rima’s desire to re-enter employment was a strong motivator for her. New employer George’s Cafe, was seeking to fill the position of Kitchen hand. The Villawood business was seeking an experienced employee who could perform food preparation, cash handling and other front and backline management. Break Thru Liverpool contacted the employer and offered significant recruitment support to ensure they found the right person for the job. Upon hearing of the great services and incentives provided by Break Thru, George’s Cafe was eager to get on board. Our Liverpool office recruited through our extensive pool of job seekers. After holding a number of interviews and additional recruitment processes, Rima was identified as perfect for position and business. Her previous experience and recent training really cemented her position in the eyes of management. Ozkan negotiated further training for Rima as well as a wage subsidy for the employer. Rima continues to thrive in the position. She enjoys working and knowing that she has sustainable employment thanks to Break Thru Liverpool. Likewise her regular training has really helped Rima stay up to date on her skills. Ozkan continues to work closely with Rima and George’s Cafe to ensure all needs are met and Break Thru is providing quality services to both.

Work experience one step closer to dream career

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Job seeker Brad lives on the beautiful Central Coast and as far back as he and his family can remember, loves everything that has a motor. Brad enjoys riding his Honda XR75 off road motor bike and driving his Dad’s car in the paddock. He also loves boating, attending car shows and events, and visiting a local car club at Empire Bay.

If you ever have the opportunity to meet Brad, it doesn’t take long for his passions to find a way into the conversation.

Brad has attended Break Thru Gosford for the past four years and has grown close with the team. He has explored a number of employment avenues within the mechanics industry however few businesses have the capacity to tailor job roles to suit Brad’s needs. Despite this, Brad has always remained open to exploring other opportunities including the retail and hospitality industries.

Brad experiences a disability which prevents him from obtaining a driver’s license or working as a Mechanic. Despite this, his passion for cars recently lead to the purchase of a 2000 VT Holden Commodore of his own which he offers to friend and family to drive with him to different activities and events.

Break Thru Gosford recently partnered with Hornsby NRMA Service Centre to deliver Brad’s dream work experience. The opportunity arose through a family connection who contacted Service Manager, George. The Centre was more than happy to take Brad on as a Mechanic’s offsider.

Break Thru Gosford now partners with George and his business to deliver quality work experience to Brad with the aim of developing his skills to enter employment. Brad will be assisting MotorServe Hornsby one day per week to gain the skills and confidence for employment.

Brad has always dreamed of working with cars and is very excited to have the opportunity of working at NRMA. He understands this opportunity is more than just work experience but is an achievement in bringing him one step closer to his dream career of working with cars.

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Job seeker Brad lives on the beautiful Central Coast and as far back as he and his family can remember, loves everything that has a motor. Brad enjoys riding his Honda XR75 off road motor bike and driving his Dad’s car in the paddock. He also loves boating, attending car shows and events, and visiting a local car club at Empire Bay. If you ever have the opportunity to meet Brad, it doesn’t take long for his passions to find a way into the conversation. Brad has attended Break Thru Gosford for the past four years and has grown close with the team. He has explored a number of employment avenues within the mechanics industry however few businesses have the capacity to tailor job roles to suit Brad’s needs. Despite this, Brad has always remained open to exploring other opportunities including the retail and hospitality industries. Brad experiences a disability which prevents him from obtaining a driver’s license or working as a Mechanic. Despite this, his passion for cars recently lead to the purchase of a 2000 VT Holden Commodore of his own which he offers to friend and family to drive with him to different activities and events. Break Thru Gosford recently partnered with Hornsby NRMA Service Centre to deliver Brad’s dream work experience. The opportunity arose through a family connection who contacted Service Manager, George. The Centre was more than happy to take Brad on as a Mechanic’s offsider. Break Thru Gosford now partners with George and his business to deliver quality work experience to Brad with the aim of developing his skills to enter employment. Brad will be assisting MotorServe Hornsby one day per week to gain the skills and confidence for employment. Brad has always dreamed of working with cars and is very excited to have the opportunity of working at NRMA. He understands this opportunity is more than just work experience but is an achievement in bringing him one step closer to his dream career of working with cars.  

Transition To Work Success

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Richard came to Break Thru Penrith through Transition To Work. This two-year program supports school leavers with a disability to access suitable employment, education and vocational training.

Richard is flying through the course and now works at Farm & Turf Equipment two days per week as a Warehouse Pick Packer. Richard’s ever increasing list of responsibilities includes order picking, packing away orders, packing retail shelves in the showroom, cleaning machinery and yard maintenance.

To add to his growing list of work experience, Richard also volunteers for Great Community Transport. Here Richard assists the bus runs, helping the elderly with access to and from the bus during their community access trips.

Richard has also recently completed further training and is now able to push elderly clients in wheelchairs.

Our Transition to Work team is thrilled with Richard’s success and can’t wait to see what Richard achieves next!

  Click to listen highlighted text! Richard came to Break Thru Penrith through Transition To Work. This two-year program supports school leavers with a disability to access suitable employment, education and vocational training. Richard is flying through the course and now works at Farm & Turf Equipment two days per week as a Warehouse Pick Packer. Richard’s ever increasing list of responsibilities includes order picking, packing away orders, packing retail shelves in the showroom, cleaning machinery and yard maintenance. To add to his growing list of work experience, Richard also volunteers for Great Community Transport. Here Richard assists the bus runs, helping the elderly with access to and from the bus during their community access trips. Richard has also recently completed further training and is now able to push elderly clients in wheelchairs. Our Transition to Work team is thrilled with Richard’s success and can’t wait to see what Richard achieves next!

Skill training for job seeking

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An came to Break Thru Parramatta as a mature age job seeker after an extensive period of unemployment. The 57-year-old found it difficult to find a job due to his Musculoskeletal Osteoarthritis as well as language barriers and a lack of computer skills.

An’s Employment Consultant addressed his lack of skills in job searching. He regularly visited the Parramatta office for job seeking skill training, undertaking supervised job searching sessions. He was provided with assistance for searching and applying for jobs online as well as creating a professional resume.

New employer, Just Chicken, was initially contacted by Break Thru after advertising a job vacancy for a Kitchen Hand. Located in Westfield Parramatta, the position involved working in the kitchen along with a variety of duties to support the service in the food outlet.

Break Thru contacted the employer on An’s behalf, highlighting his motivation to work along with the ongoing financial and practical support available with Break Thru.

To assist An with his communication skills, his Employment Consultant attended the interview with Just Chicken. Break Thru offered a wage subsidy and significant ongoing support to assist with the training.

Just Chicken was very interested in An and agreed to a job trial. The employers were so impressed with An’s work ethic that they soon took him on as an employee. An is now reaching his employment benchmark working 15 hours per week.

In addition to our support, Break Thru offered the Restart subsidy to assist the employer. The work environment and shift patterns were likewise negotiated to ensure An would be able to manage the workload with his disability.

An is thankful for the support from Break Thru. After experiencing long-term unemployment, he said “this is a new beginning”. An and Just Chicken continue to receive ongoing support from Break Thru to ensure their diverse needs continue to be met.

  Click to listen highlighted text! An came to Break Thru Parramatta as a mature age job seeker after an extensive period of unemployment. The 57-year-old found it difficult to find a job due to his Musculoskeletal Osteoarthritis as well as language barriers and a lack of computer skills. An’s Employment Consultant addressed his lack of skills in job searching. He regularly visited the Parramatta office for job seeking skill training, undertaking supervised job searching sessions. He was provided with assistance for searching and applying for jobs online as well as creating a professional resume. New employer, Just Chicken, was initially contacted by Break Thru after advertising a job vacancy for a Kitchen Hand. Located in Westfield Parramatta, the position involved working in the kitchen along with a variety of duties to support the service in the food outlet. Break Thru contacted the employer on An’s behalf, highlighting his motivation to work along with the ongoing financial and practical support available with Break Thru. To assist An with his communication skills, his Employment Consultant attended the interview with Just Chicken. Break Thru offered a wage subsidy and significant ongoing support to assist with the training. Just Chicken was very interested in An and agreed to a job trial. The employers were so impressed with An’s work ethic that they soon took him on as an employee. An is now reaching his employment benchmark working 15 hours per week. In addition to our support, Break Thru offered the Restart subsidy to assist the employer. The work environment and shift patterns were likewise negotiated to ensure An would be able to manage the workload with his disability. An is thankful for the support from Break Thru. After experiencing long-term unemployment, he said “this is a new beginning”. An and Just Chicken continue to receive ongoing support from Break Thru to ensure their diverse needs continue to be met.

Success with work experience

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Work experience is often a worthwhile indicator for possible career paths. By gaining quality practical skills in your chosen work environment, you can identify whether that particular industry is the right fit for you. This was the case for 26-year-old Brenda who came to Break Thru Fairfield with little idea of her future career.

The stream one job seeker was experiencing a range of non-vocational barriers that added to her difficulties in gaining employment. However, Brenda identified her biggest road block was a lack of understanding of what she wanted to pursue for a future.

To assist Brenda, her Employment Consultant recommended voluntary work with the Salvation Army in Canley Heights. Here she would gain quality work experience, increase her self-confidence and connect with an important work reference for her resume.

Brenda’s Employment Consultant worked intensively with her to build her motivation and confidence to move forward. Here Brenda worked on mock job interviews and job applications. Break Thru Fairfield also provided Brenda with internal training as well as referred her to counselling services available at Break Thru.

After five months with Break Thru Fairfield, Brenda obtained a Traineeship with Aged Care at NSW Health District. She is now working full time with the company and continues to do extremely well in her position. Brenda is most thankful to support of our Fairfield site stating, “Break Thru has guided me into employment which I’m very grateful for.”

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Work experience is often a worthwhile indicator for possible career paths. By gaining quality practical skills in your chosen work environment, you can identify whether that particular industry is the right fit for you. This was the case for 26-year-old Brenda who came to Break Thru Fairfield with little idea of her future career. The stream one job seeker was experiencing a range of non-vocational barriers that added to her difficulties in gaining employment. However, Brenda identified her biggest road block was a lack of understanding of what she wanted to pursue for a future. To assist Brenda, her Employment Consultant recommended voluntary work with the Salvation Army in Canley Heights. Here she would gain quality work experience, increase her self-confidence and connect with an important work reference for her resume. Brenda’s Employment Consultant worked intensively with her to build her motivation and confidence to move forward. Here Brenda worked on mock job interviews and job applications. Break Thru Fairfield also provided Brenda with internal training as well as referred her to counselling services available at Break Thru. After five months with Break Thru Fairfield, Brenda obtained a Traineeship with Aged Care at NSW Health District. She is now working full time with the company and continues to do extremely well in her position. Brenda is most thankful to support of our Fairfield site stating, “Break Thru has guided me into employment which I’m very grateful for.”  

Internal Job Navigation Group

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Ce’nedra joined Break Thru People Solutions Beenleigh in early 2014 as a Stream two client. Starting out with minimal exposure to the workforce, Ce’nedra highlighted both vocational and non-vocational barriers to gaining employment in the past. She experienced very little self-confidence, a lack of workplace communication skills and job searching skills, as well as limited vocational history.

To address these areas, Ce’nedra and her Employment Consultant agreed she would complete an internal Job Navigation Group.  This group training provides direct assistance to a range of skills sets including motivation, writing successful resumes, communication and internet job searching.

Once Ce’nedra had completed this training, she was able to identify strengths within herself and was confident in highlighting an interest in pursuing the hospitality industry.

To assist in this line of work, Ce’nedra’s Employment Consultant sourced a hospitality course to develop her skills further. To assist with practical hours, Ce’nedra was linked with Café Edge – part of the not for profit, On The Edge who has worked extensively with Break Thru Beenleigh over the years.

With encouragement and support from her Employment Consultant, Ce’nedra was able to enroll in another suitable hospitality course to develop her skills further and gain practical experience.

Ce’nedra is now working in a part-time position at a café and continues to build her skill set more each day. This position has also provided the opportunity for her to complete her practical hours whilst on the job which will see her complete her qualification.

Ce’nedra is very thankful for the support of Break Thru saying, “I came to Break Thru very shy and with low confidence in the work force but with the help and support of the lovely ladies there I grew more confident with my interviewing skills and was able to excel in the work place.”

Break Thru Beenleigh is most thankful for the ongoing relationship with On The Edge and greatly appreciates the support of the organisation in assisting Ce’nedra with practical experience.

  Click to listen highlighted text! Ce’nedra joined Break Thru People Solutions Beenleigh in early 2014 as a Stream two client. Starting out with minimal exposure to the workforce, Ce’nedra highlighted both vocational and non-vocational barriers to gaining employment in the past. She experienced very little self-confidence, a lack of workplace communication skills and job searching skills, as well as limited vocational history. To address these areas, Ce’nedra and her Employment Consultant agreed she would complete an internal Job Navigation Group.  This group training provides direct assistance to a range of skills sets including motivation, writing successful resumes, communication and internet job searching. Once Ce’nedra had completed this training, she was able to identify strengths within herself and was confident in highlighting an interest in pursuing the hospitality industry. To assist in this line of work, Ce’nedra’s Employment Consultant sourced a hospitality course to develop her skills further. To assist with practical hours, Ce’nedra was linked with Café Edge – part of the not for profit, On The Edge who has worked extensively with Break Thru Beenleigh over the years. With encouragement and support from her Employment Consultant, Ce’nedra was able to enroll in another suitable hospitality course to develop her skills further and gain practical experience. Ce’nedra is now working in a part-time position at a café and continues to build her skill set more each day. This position has also provided the opportunity for her to complete her practical hours whilst on the job which will see her complete her qualification. Ce’nedra is very thankful for the support of Break Thru saying, “I came to Break Thru very shy and with low confidence in the work force but with the help and support of the lovely ladies there I grew more confident with my interviewing skills and was able to excel in the work place.” Break Thru Beenleigh is most thankful for the ongoing relationship with On The Edge and greatly appreciates the support of the organisation in assisting Ce’nedra with practical experience.

Foot in the door for young job seeker

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As a young job seeker, often the most difficult part when looking for employment is to get your foot in the door of a company. With a significantly high number of applications for every position advertised, it can be an overwhelming experience.  However, a little help can go a long way here.

This was the case for 20-year-old Janine who found it difficult to stand out from the crowd in the retail industry. Janine came to Break Thru Atherton as a hard-working and motivated job seeker, however had limited skills and found it difficult to build a professional network.

Janine’s Employment Consultant worked closely to identify her strengths and where she could develop her skills. The two focused on the foundations of successful job seeking and Janine’s interests for improvements.

Janine participated in an internal program addressing ‘Writing a Successful Resume’, ‘Interview Techniques’ and ‘Internet Job Search Techniques’. She was also enrolled in a number of external programs which included a Certificate III in Retail through TAFE and the SEE program – Skills for Education and Employment – which provided language, literacy and numeracy training.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees is an ongoing employer with Break Thru Atherton. Having built a successful relationship based on quality placements and significant recruitment support in the past, the employer contacted Break Thru directly when the position of Coffee Shop Assistant was advertised.

The employer was seeking someone who was reliable, motivated to work and willing to learn the appropriate skills for their work environment. After considering Break Thru Atherton’s clients, Janine was identified as the right match due to her personality, motivation and developed skill set.

After meeting with Janine, Gloria Jean’s Coffees couldn’t agree more and were very pleased to offer her a position with the company. Break Thru provided Janine with the appropriate uniform for work and the employer with a wage subsidy to support the transition within the business.

Janine is thrilled with the job and is proud of her motivation to find employment, saying, “If you work hard, you get results.” Break Thru Atherton remains in contact with Janine and Gloria Jean’s Coffees and provides ongoing support when needed.

  Click to listen highlighted text! As a young job seeker, often the most difficult part when looking for employment is to get your foot in the door of a company. With a significantly high number of applications for every position advertised, it can be an overwhelming experience.  However, a little help can go a long way here. This was the case for 20-year-old Janine who found it difficult to stand out from the crowd in the retail industry. Janine came to Break Thru Atherton as a hard-working and motivated job seeker, however had limited skills and found it difficult to build a professional network. Janine’s Employment Consultant worked closely to identify her strengths and where she could develop her skills. The two focused on the foundations of successful job seeking and Janine’s interests for improvements. Janine participated in an internal program addressing ‘Writing a Successful Resume’, ‘Interview Techniques’ and ‘Internet Job Search Techniques’. She was also enrolled in a number of external programs which included a Certificate III in Retail through TAFE and the SEE program – Skills for Education and Employment – which provided language, literacy and numeracy training. Gloria Jean’s Coffees is an ongoing employer with Break Thru Atherton. Having built a successful relationship based on quality placements and significant recruitment support in the past, the employer contacted Break Thru directly when the position of Coffee Shop Assistant was advertised. The employer was seeking someone who was reliable, motivated to work and willing to learn the appropriate skills for their work environment. After considering Break Thru Atherton’s clients, Janine was identified as the right match due to her personality, motivation and developed skill set. After meeting with Janine, Gloria Jean’s Coffees couldn’t agree more and were very pleased to offer her a position with the company. Break Thru provided Janine with the appropriate uniform for work and the employer with a wage subsidy to support the transition within the business. Janine is thrilled with the job and is proud of her motivation to find employment, saying, “If you work hard, you get results.” Break Thru Atherton remains in contact with Janine and Gloria Jean’s Coffees and provides ongoing support when needed.