Good News Stories
From perceptions of barriers to a position of empowerment
When Andrew attended job interviews not only did he have to show that he was the most suitable candidate from the job but also had to convince prospective employers to not let their thoughts about disability affect their decision making in hiring him.
Find out how Andrew went from perceptions of barriers to a position of empowerment.
Janet gets inspired at Webprofits
Web Profits is a full-service digital growth consultancy that partners with clients on innovative technical and outstanding creative initiatives that break through the noise and deliver results. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, South East Asia and the USA. The Sydney office hosted Janet, who has a keen interest and some experience in digital and social media as part of AccessAbility Day.
HP Hosts a Jobseeker for AccessAbility Day
When Parul from Ability Options approached Sanjay about hosting someone with a disability to shadow him for a day in his role, it resonated very well not just with his personal values of inclusion and equality, but also with HPE’s culture of embracing everyone’s differences.
Harry’s pursuit of his dream career in Media
From the start Harry was passionate to work as a media critic, with a dream to have a YouTube channel critiquing videos and movies. Harry also came to WorkReady with the goal to improve his independence, confidence and to improve his social skills. WorkReady consultants worked with Harry to identify his employment and personal goals, and then completed workshops tailored to these goals.
Timothy Breaks down Barriers
Timothy was determined to work but felt sometimes it near impossible to find sustainable employment for himself.
Timothy already had a job but his hours were inconsistent and it was not in his industry of choice, so he came to Olympus Solutions | Ability Options Merrylands site as a voluntary participant looking for support in finding more suitable long-term employment.
Attending the WorkReady service two days a week. Benjamin worked on his workplace communication skills as well as resume and cover letter writing, budgeting and money handling skills.
Anyone that meets Ellen for the first time, they will instantly know that Ellen is truly a wonderful human who is driven to succeed and goal oriented.
Aaron had been searching for his ideal job for quite a while. He’s dream job was working in the hospitality industry as a barista. His confidence was very low and he felt as through his dream was slipping away and would never eventuate for him.
Varun grew up in India and completed Year 12 and secured a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications. But he dreamed of a better future for himself and his future family so Varun migrated to Australia.
Cindy walked in to our newly opened Liverpool office, curious about the service we provide. After meeting with our staff she immediately decided to register with us to find a job.
Ready 2 Learn Makes A Difference
Ready 2 Learn Early Childhood Centre approached Olympus Solutions eager to provide opportunities for people with a disability across their 4 Sydney locations. As a former Board Member of a disability organisation, their Director, Julie White was familiar with the benefits of employing a person with a disability.
Brooke had been seeking a job opportunity for some time when she came across Olympus Solutions. She decided to meet an Employment consultant and ask about her career options.
Initially, she wasn’t too sure of what career path she wanted to take but she was keen to try different industries.
When Andrew first met with Olympus Solutions, he came across as eager to find regular employment. He had little exposure to the workforce and was looking for support in becoming more skilled and equipped to secure regular employment. That’s where Olympus Solutions came in.
Mathew was referred to Olympus Solutions through Centrelink’s New Start program. Olympus Solutions then referred him to the retail and warehousing project at St.Vincent de Paul Society.
Shannon has always had a love for cars, whether it’s driving them, or keeping up with the latest brands, models, you name it, Shannon is in the know.
John was long term unemployed, and hadn’t worked for 15 years. Since registering with Olympus Solutions, John slowly gained his confidence, started to believe in himself and made plans to return to the workforce.
Graham switched to Olympus Solutions from another provider, commencing with us in May 2017. His initial appointment coincided with a jobseeker focused marketing day being facilitated onsite at The Entrance so the site was busy with lots of activities, workshops, Q & A sessions and people focused on finding jobs.
Japanese jobseeker Takeshi was unemployed for close to two years. As English was Takeshi’s second language, he found it difficult to find work and this became a significate barrier to employment for him. Olympus Solutions assisted Takeshi in addressing his language barrier, supporting him in completing a Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program until his English was at a suitable level for employment purposes
TOTAL TOOLS (IMPORTING) were all set to open a new store in Brookvale as part of their expansion into NSW. As the Brookvale site was TOTAL TOOLS’ first extension into NSW, they wanted to partner with a local organisation with knowledge of local jobseekers and chose to partner with Olympus Solution for their recruitment needs.
Alex has swapped his work boots for a sharp set of chef knives and is making a terrific start to his new career. In a short amount of time the ambitious protégée has already been promoted from being a kitchen hand to doing entrees and desserts for The Italian Restaurant at The Entrance.
Shant resettled in Australia almost six months ago, as a Syrian refugee, and was very keen to assimilate in his new country and to find work and support his family. Shant has numerous trade skills and qualifications as a car mechanic, but unfortunately, his qualifications were not recognised in Australia.