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John’s cut out for a new role

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 So Shannon approached Olympus Solutions and through our jobactive program had a meeting with one of the Employment Consultants and together they explored Shannon’s goals and skills.


With the support of the Olympus Solutions Hornsby team, John was encouraged to undertake the Energise Model’s Skills Builder program which includes a skills assessment, exploring and undertaking suitable training and motivational support. John completed all the ‘Skills Builder’ courses offered to him onsite at Olympus Employment Hornsby. He kept up his appointments with Olympus Solutions meeting with his consultant weekly and sometimes came into the site daily to look for work for himself. John’s literacy skills were not very strong, and he was supported in creating his resume, writing cover letters and applying for jobs.

The employer at Excel Laser Cutting was specifically looking for someone who was long term unemployed and met with John, who he said “had a great character and the right attitude” This was true of John who was ready to change his life and re-enter the workforce.

John was offered a role at Excel Laser Cutting. He now works part time as a warehousing assistant and has just completed his Forklift ticket.

John is still working closely with the Olympus Solutions Post Placement team as well as a vocational counsellor who all support him with his new job.  John said of his new job “I really enjoying my job and my new lifestyle, which changed for me once I started working, I cannot thank the Olympus Solutions employment team enough”

Well done Shannon, from the team at Olympus Solutions we wish you well as you continue working with cars.

If you are an employer looking to hire staff or if you are looking for a job, we can help connect you through our employment services.

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