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Michael, 34, had always wanted to get into the mining industry, especially fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.

Unfortunately, Michael suffered from a lack of confidence which was preventing him from applying for job roles and getting to where he wanted to go.

Michael sought the help of Employment Consultant, Pamela from atWork Australia’s Clarkson branch in November 2021. Pamela and Michael immediately clicked, and Pamela began working with Michael to boost his confidence.

Pamela supported Michael and kept him motivated about getting what he truly wanted: a job in the mining industry. She offered him financial support in the form of interview clothes such as work boots and petrol vouchers.

Although Michael declined this offer, having the resources to look after this himself, he was grateful it was offered to him.

Pamela had regular appointments with Michael throughout his job searching journey. This allowed her to check up in with him, while keeping him motivated in his hunt for the perfect mining role.

Michael’s confidence and self-esteem continued to grow from his time with atWork Australia and, before long, Michael found the perfect job opportunity in front of him.

At first, Michael applied for a utility-related role, but then the position of Trainee Dump Truck Operator became available, which he applied for straight away.

Michael thought the job suited him perfectly. He was initially worried that he hadn’t been successful in his application, but he kept a positive mindset – something that Pamela had worked on with him.

Before long, Michael found out he had been successful. He was ‘overjoyed’ with the news and let Pamela know that he’d secured his ‘ideal’ job.

Michael is loving his current role, which he started in June. Since settling down into his new career, Michael has had nothing but positive words to say about the support he received from atWork Australia and, in particular, the support given to him by Pamela.

He said “Pamela made him a ‘priority’ and he really appreciated that she always checked on his job applications and gave him advice whenever it was required.”

Every year, atWork Australia helps 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.

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