Lockdown success for Corey
Six months out of school, Corey commenced with Sureway Wellington in July 2021 and wanted to secure a carpentry apprenticeship. But a lack of employment history, significant employment barriers and without a driver’s licence Corey was receiving knock backs.
It was clear to his Employment Consultant Gizela that he just needed an opportunity and a foot in the door! During the first week of the COVID lockdown, Gizela received a call from a Sydney contractor looking for demolition labourers for an immediate start at Correctional Centre. Corey was one of 8 candidates that were put forward, however experiences with significant employment barriers meant he missed out. Disappointed but not willing to give up, Corey was referred to a Trades Assistant position but again he missed out. A week or two later after a candidate withdrew from the Correctional Centre, Corey was again put forward and this time he was successful. Gizela encouraged Corey to work hard, kitted him out with personal protective equipment (PPE) and gave him a lift to work for the first few days.
Following the 8-week contract at the Correctional Centre, Corey called into the Sureway office with some great news… the head contractor David Payne Constructions had offered him a position as an Apprentice Carpenter based on the great effort and hard work he displayed during his employment.
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