Maddi’s Story


Maddison (Maddi) commenced with GSP on 18/2/14 after being referred to our service by her VET/Careers coordinator at Great Southern Grammar. At this time Maddi was completing year 11 and SWL through the grammar school and was completing placements with Kate’s Place and Bunnings.

In April 2015 Maddi met with new EC Siobhain who began marketing her for kitchen hand and hospitality type positions. Siobhain met with David, manager for York St Café to discuss Maddi’s suitability for kitchen hand work and a trial was arranged. Maddi successfully completed trial with David and he offered her casual employment which she commenced in June. Maddi did extremely well in employment with York Street Café and positive feedback from employer was received however due to lull in business they were unable to keep Maddi employed. After returning to the drawing board with her father Chris, Maddi decided to try the retail industry with an interest in beauty. Maddi enrolled in a Cert II Retail with Worklink in September 2015 and Siobhain arranged a work experience placement for her with Hairscope by Marlene. Marlene was impressed with Maddi’s friendly and outgoing personality and wage subsidy was offered for employment of 15hrs a week, plus on the job support from EC which was accepted.  By December 2015 Maddi completed her secondary education with GSG, her Cert II Retail with Worklink and was continuing her employment of 15hrs per week with Hairscope where her duties consisted of booking in clients, washing/treatment of hair, retail sales and collecting payment for haircuts, stock presentation and general salon cleaning.  A fantastic year full of accomplishments.   Maddi is currently working two full days a week with Hairscope by Marlene as well as three days a week with Fletcher International and has just purchased her first car with the money she’s earned. She is now saving up for her first overseas trip to New Zealand. In addition to this Hairscope by Marlene is now looking at employing a second client through GSP as salon assistant on the days Maddi is no longer available as owner Marlene was not only impressed with the wage subsidy offered but the amount of support given to the salon whilst Maddi was in training with them by GSP.