Simon (48) was referred to atWork Australia through Centrelink. Simon has been unemployed for 28 years and was keen to get back into the workforce.

Simon experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury due to a car accident 28 years ago and faced challenges when looking for work such as difficulty remembering. He spent several years in rehabilitation and hospital appointments.

Simon was ready to work so he contacted atWork Australia in Margate. Here, he met Job Coach Emma. Simon mentioned to Emma that he enjoys Recycling. Emma contacted an employer she had established a connection with at a local recycling centre and secured a job as a General Hand for Simon.

Emma says: “Simon was willing and able to work, so that is half the battle sometimes. We just had to find the right fit for him.”

When Emma told Simon about the job, he: “Was very excited and couldn’t stop smiling. He said he felt great!”

Simon says: “All I needed was someone to give me a chance. I am lucky to have Centrelink, atWork Australia and my new employer just do that. I will work for the first time in 28 years.”

Emma adds: “Seeing the excitement of someone who has found employment after being out of work for so long is why we do what we do.”

Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Simon expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 192 634 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.