At 32-years-old, Michael was stuck in a daily cycle that was detrimental to his health.
He was living with mental health conditions and a substance dependency and had been out of work for two years.
Together, they started working towards Michael’s long-term and short-term goals, including rehabilitation.
He then worked on gaining his forklift ticket with the support of atWork Australia. The team then financially supported him to renew his Driver’s Licence.
From there, the team helped Michael refine his resume with his new tickets, and supported him to prepare for interviews.
“We managed to organise a work trial for Michael in a factory, which was his goal,” said Job Coach, Sarah.
“He did so well he was hired on the spot.”
atWork Australia then supported Michael to purchase the work-related clothing he would need to start work as soon as possible.
Michael said that work has improved his life.
“I am grateful to atWork Australia for everything they have provided for me, including support, encouragement and uniforms. Thanks to employment, I now have a reason to get up in the morning,” said Michael.
“Michael feels supported in his new position as a factory worker and appreciates being mentored by the more experienced employees,” said Sarah.
“He is receiving recognition for his positive attitude and work ethic and is enjoying being self-sufficient as an employed person.”
Every year, atWork Australia help thousands of clients like Michael 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.