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Brooke’s Story

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 I first attended Olympus Solutions, I hadn’t had much work experience, so I was a little unsure of myself and where I wanted to go with my career. I knew I wanted a job that involved interacting with people and helping in some way, but just wasn’t sure what that could be. Then my Consultant mentioned hairdressing and that seemed to be really interesting.”

Olympus Solutions helped Brooke edit her resume and practise her interview skills.
Her Olympus Solutions Consultant, Nicolette considered her skills and interests and then found an internship opportunity in the hairdressing industry at Hairdo & Barbery.

Nicolette then accompanied Brooke to her job interview at the hairdresser and provided her with mentoring and support.
Brooke was successful in the interview and was then offered an internship. As the internship continued, Brooke began to really enjoy the role, especially the friendly interactions with the customers and the different hairdressing styles that suited each individual.

“It’s been a great experience” she says “I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve found a career that I feel passionate about and gained paid employment.”

The employer was very pleased with Brooke’s progress as part of the PaTH internship and then offered her an ongoing role as a Trainee Hairdresser. The employer said:

“What a wonderful opportunity for both Brooke and myself. The internship allowed Brooke to see if she wanted to become a hairdresser, she gained new skills and confidence in the industry and it gave me the time to see if she was suited to my workplace at no financial cost. It resulted in a happen ending all round.”

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