Cameron's Story

Cameron presented to GSP in August 2015 although already working, Cameron was not meeting his benchmark hours.  Within a few months after commencing with GSP, Cameron’s work hours had gradually declined to the point where he needed to look for alternative employment.  Cameron initially expressed an interest in working within the accounting field either as a book-keeper or financial advisor.  He soon began exploring his options and settled on applying for the Army Reserves to complete his study.  Cameron pursued this avenue with the assistance of his Employment Coordinator for many months, but unfortunately it did not result in his desired outcome.

Cameron had considered a number of different options for returning to work, some alternative avenues included; self-employment as a window cleaner and bar tending.  With this in mind, Great Southern Personnel assisted Cameron with his business set up and advertising, producing flyers and skills assessment, and also paid for Cameron to complete his RSA Certificate.

Dale, Cameron’s Employment Coordinator worked tirelessly with Cameron over the coming months to gain either a work experience placement, or work trial in Bar Tending and assisted Cameron with getting his window cleaning business operational.  Cameron completed work experience at the Bunbury Trotting Club, where he expanded his skill set in Bar Tending and Customer Service.  Cameron also gained some window cleaning work through his own advertising.

In December 2017 Cameron was presented with an opportunity to participate in a Government Initiative - AccessAbility Day.  AccessAbility Day primary aim was to allow employers to connect with people with a disability and see their potential in the workplace, while candidates were able to experience varying industries in a work setting.  Cameron completed a day’s work experience at Australind Mobile Mechanics on the 3rd of December, where the employers were very impressed with his enthusiasm.  After negotiations with Cameron’s Employment Coordinator, Cameron was then offered a further 4 weeks work experience to commence in January 2018.  Cameron successfully completed his work experience, and was offered a paid position meeting his benchmark hours.  Cameron is very happy with his work placement and looks forward to gaining new skills in the Automotive Industry.

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