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Harry’s pursuit of his dream career in Media

Harry is a WorkReady participant at Ability Options. He joined WorkReady in November 2017 to develop his skills and experience, with a long term goal to find and keep a job in the media industry. Harry also wanted to improve his confidence and independence.

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.

Harry’s WorkReady Consultants organised various work experience opportunities so Harry could try working life in different industries. His first two work experience were working as a store hand a local bookstore and general shop assistant at Woolworths Bateau Bay. Harry did well in these opportunities and learnt a lot about quality customer service. Following this, Harry’s WorkReady Consultant Mike (with the assistance of his Ability Options colleagues) organised for Harry to complete work experience at a local media organisation.

Harry (with the onsite support from Mike) got to work in the media company learning how to edit video content. Harry’s main responsibilities are to proof content to ensure on screen writing matches audio as well as general proofing and quality control. Harry also learnt basic film making skills and continued to build his skills and confidence in the workplace.

Given how Harry thrived in this work experience and how impressed the media company was with Harry’s performance, Mike organised a work experience extension for Harry, followed by negotiating employment for Harry! Harry has now started working part time and has been transferred to Ability Options Gosford Disability Employment Service (DES) to ensure he continues to receive support in his new workplace.

Harry’s story is a testament to how tailored the WorkReady service is to each individuals goals and aspirations. WorkReady has helped Harry to meet his goal of finding employment in the film and media industry.

Congratulations Harry, we wish you all the best and look forward to seeing where your employment journey takes you!


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