A gift of thanks for Shepparton
Past client Bradley Duka recently donated a piece of his artwork to Sureway Shepparton to thank them for helping him on his journey to employment and beyond.
At the start of his job-search journey, Bradley was success in gaining 9-days worth of work at the Campbell Canteen. His local Consultant was assisting him with some tools for the trade when they were contacted by another team member regarding several vacancies for Chefs across the Goulburn Valley area.
Many of these roles were a perfect fit for Bradley, and upon further discussion it identified that Bradley has Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage though for many years he was not culturally identified.
The team were able to narrow down the opportunities to a specific role with long-standing partner, Jarman Group for Chef (identified position). An interview was arranged for the very next day and he was successful in gaining the role.
Bradley has now been employed with Jarman Group for over 6 months. He has recently been put in charge of a new restaurant and will be working on developing some localised indigenous based menus to show case to local and international tourists.
On presenting the Shepparton team with this custom artwork, Bradley spoke about how he had spent so long not knowing about his family heritage and culture, and over the last four years he has rediscovered his heritage as a proud Yorta Yorta Man.
The artwork symbolises his time being lost and without connection to Country and Bradley’s journey in discovering who he is and where he belongs.
His parting word to the team when he donated the picture were “You guys have changed my life forever”.
The artwork hangs proudly in our Shepparton office and is cherished by the team. It draws in many great comments and discussions.