Workforce Australia client, Bushra (39), was looking to enter the workforce for the very first time but, was unsure of how to get there. So, she sought help from the atWork Australia team in Mirrabooka, WA.
After spending several years of her life studying, Bushra was looking to step outside of her comfort zone and enter the workforce for the very first time.
As an Arabic woman, Bushra understood that entering the workforce would clash with her culture. However, she found great comfort and inspiration in knowing that her Job Coach, Sarah, was also from the same cultural upbringing.
Within her initial appointment, Bushra and Sarah broke down these misconceptions of Muslim women in the workforce and created a tailored job plan to get Bushra into meaningful and sustainable employment.
Sarah and Bushra also discussed the Workforce Australia system, as Bushra outlined that she was worried about getting her payments cut off. After gaining an understanding of the PBAS system, she was no longer fearful.
Bushra expressed interest in learning English, so she was enrolled into a course with local business, SHINE. After several weeks in the course, her English skills improved significantly, but this only brought doubt into Bushra’s mind, as she was now outside of her comfort zone of study.
After encouragement and compliments from not only her Job Coach, Sarah, but the SHINE facilitators too, Bushra and Sarah began to look for suitable positions that catered to her skills.
After a successful interview, Bushra was offered a position as a part-time receptionist at a local multicultural centre. Bushra was overjoyed and thanked Sarah for all of her support and guidance.
Bushra enjoyed that she was able to break the misconception of Muslim women in the workforce. She hopes to inspire other Muslim women to follow in her footsteps.
Sarah says “Bushra believes she is able to accomplish anything now. She is independent to complete things in her daily life.”
“Bushra feels like a valued and helpful member of the Australian community by being bilingual”
“I’m very happy with this journey and atWork Australia’s guidance, as it was a big jump for me to strive for bigger and better things” – Bushra, Workforce Australia Client.
Every year, atWork Australia provides Workforce Australia services that help thousands of clients, like Bushra, expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.