Orrick is excited to be working in hospitality after learning to manage his mental health and securing an ongoing role with a local hospitality organisation through atWork Australia.
Orrick approached the Cranbourne, Victoria office of atWork Australia after more than two years of unemployment due to the challenges he faced daily living with anxiety and constant panic attacks.
Disability Employment Services Job Coach, Nicole, met with Orrick regularly, slowly building his confidence and giving him the tools, he needed to be job ready.
Together they worked to understand what direction Orrick would like to take his career, discussing his previous experience and interests, and helping him to realise his passions, and his hope to find work in the hospitality industry.
“Orrick was great to work with and he attended every contact appointment with enthusiasm. This helped him gain confidence which in turn had positive effects on his mental health,” says Nicole.
With Nicole’s support and encouragement, Orrick enrolled in a Food and Beverage course. This allowed him to up-skill and learn the basics of the hospitality industry, an industry he was keen to work in.
Nicole also helped Orrick with his resume and cover letter, and after completing the course, Orrick was interviewed for, and successful in gaining a role as a Food & Beverage Attendant.
Orrick was amazed and very excited when he was told of his success. He knew this change in direction meant he could look forward to a sustainable future that was in his own control.
“With the support of my Job Coach, Nicole, I was able to secure my job. I needed a change and with the encouragement of Nicole and everyone at atWork Australia, I learned I could make that change.”