At the time, Cathy was looking for a young staff member for an installation role, and TPG was looking to match employers with young job seekers participating in the Transition to Work (TtW) program.
“I met with Sandra from TPG and explained what we were looking for”, Cathy said, noting that Sandra was able to address her business needs and present her with a list of suitable candidates to choose from. As for the successful candidate, Cathy had only excellent feedback.
“Mitchell really stood out from the pack, he had a genuine desire for forge a career for himself and resinated well with us”.
Mitchell was eligible for the Australian Government’s Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy. As a small business owner, Cathy noted that this kind of incentive enabled her to do so much more than give her business a financial boost, saying “It can be expensive bringing on a new staff member and this incentive made things a little easier, and gave us the time to make sure Mitchell was inducted and trained properly from the beginning.”
To ensure Mitchell was set up for success in his role, TPG assisted Mitchell to obtain his driver’s licence, forklift licence and complete a basic welding course – all of which key parts of his new role. Cathy said –
“This additional and ongoing support has been a great benefit to Mitchell and Albury Wodonga Garage Doors. Mitchell has really grown personally in the last 6 months and now has an ongoing career path with Albury Wodonga Garage Doors. When our other staff have been away, Mitchell has had the opportunity to step up and it’s been great to see his development”.
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