Michael (Mick) registered with Bridge to Work at the end of October after a significant period of unemployment. He was looking to transition back to a permanent full-time position and had recently completed a TAFE course in Community Support.
His Employment Support Coordinator, Gavin, knew that Mick’s hard-working and enthusiastic attitude would be a valuable asset to employers, and together they set out to develop his resume and cover letter, as well as setting up an online profile for him to make his job search easy.
Gavin worked with Mick continuously over the next couple of months, refining and applying for various positions, as well as having regular catch-ups to keep his motivation and confidence up.
Mick continued to apply for suitable roles through SEEK and received an invitation to interview for a job within the recycling industry. Mick was successful initially in securing a casual ongoing role, which due to his hard work and reliability has now led to a full-time permanent position – a great result!
Mick is now enjoying the routine of stable work and enjoys the physical aspect of his job and his employer’s great workplace culture.
With his new reliable income, he’s been able to get on top of his finances. He is happy to be engaged in the workforce, is enjoying the physical aspect to the role and enjoys the company culture and his teammates. Gavin will continue to support Mick to help him continue to thrive in his role.
About Bridge to Work
The Bridge to Work team work with Bridge Housing tenants to help develop their work-readiness and support them as they transition into the workforce. If you’re a Bridge Housing tenant and would like to find work you can register your interest online at www.bridgetowork.com.au, or contact your housing manager for a referral.