Monthly Archives: May 2020

Kristian’s Bis Industries role

Congratulations to Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions job seeker Kristian who has joined the BIS Industries team. Kristian is in a cleaning role with duties across the worksite, both in the warehouse and administration buildings. He works both independently and as part of a team. Kristian was initially hired to work eight hours a week over two shifts, but seeing the needs of the business, Kristian took initiative and used the support of [...]

Kristian’s Bis Industries role2020-11-25T18:13:18+11:00

Emily loves being part of the team at Your Discount Chemist

With support from Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, Emily has successfully gained employment as a store assistant at Your Discount Chemist, where she has worked three afternoons a week since she commenced the role at the end of 2019. Emily’s duties include cleaning, tidying and refilling stock, as well as providing customer service. One of her favourite parts of her role is working alongside her supportive co-workers. Her team makes it easy for [...]

Emily loves being part of the team at Your Discount Chemist2020-11-25T18:14:01+11:00

Introducing Gabby

At the start of 2020, before the madness of COVID-19 kicked in, we had the pleasure of interviewing our participant Gabby. She's been with Mai-Wel for 7 years and is kept busy by engaging in various services across the organisation; Life FUNdamentals, Creative Arts, Leisure Links, Get Started and Disability Employment Services with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS). Gabby's introduction to Mai-Wel was with Get Started, MWLFS’ school to work transition [...]

Introducing Gabby2020-11-25T18:14:41+11:00

BNI Premium members hear insight from local employer and job seeker

Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) is a proud member of BNI Premium, the Kurri-based branch of the internal business networking and referral organisation. Employment Consultant, Ally Meyn is the MWLFS representative who attends weekly meetings at Kurri Kurri TAFE.   At a recent meeting, Ally had the opportunity to give a presentation to BNI members about the services provided by MWLFS to job seekers and local business. Joining Ally was MWLFS [...]

BNI Premium members hear insight from local employer and job seeker2020-11-25T18:15:37+11:00

Codie secures dream job with KFC

Congratulations to Codie, a Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) job seeker success, for gaining employment at KFC Newcastle! Codie loves her role as a casual Dining Room Attendant. It is her absolute dream job! Codie’s duties extend beyond the dining room. She provides customer service in the busy restaurant and helps her colleagues in the kitchen by packing the fridges, making and packing boxes for orders. She works three [...]

Codie secures dream job with KFC2020-11-25T18:16:15+11:00

Ethan’s Step Up to KFC work experience

Since completing school in 2018, Ethan has been participating in Mai-Wel’s Step Up initiative to develop his employment skills and confidence for working life. With a goal of completing work experience at KFC, Ethan’s Step Up supports included centre-based skill building activities, social and communication supports. After a year of hard work, Ethan began work experience at KFC in February 2020, working one morning a week for 12 weeks. This work [...]

Ethan’s Step Up to KFC work experience2020-11-25T18:16:51+11:00

William’s Work Success at The Sign Place!

In November 2019, William, a participant of Get Started and Step Up initiatives, gained employment as a cleaner and maintenance worker with The Sign Place, Maitland! William's job search with Mai-Wel commenced when he was referred by his teachers at Mount View High School to Mai-Wel's Cessnock-based Get Started. William attended Get Started for four hours each week during his school terms to develop his skills for employment and post-school [...]

William’s Work Success at The Sign Place!2020-11-25T18:17:42+11:00

Aimie’s Beyond Bank work experience

For six weeks in early 2020, Step Up's Aimie participated in some business administration work experience at Beyond Bank Greenhills. Each Thursday afternoon, Aimie helped out the busy Beyond Bank staff with a variety of administration tasks. It was a great opportunity for her to build on her communication skills, IT skills and confidence in the workplace. Aimie counts her time at Beyond Bank as one of the highlights of [...]

Aimie’s Beyond Bank work experience2020-05-07T12:12:59+10:00

Thrive Scents – learning employment skills never smelled so sweet!

In Mai-Wel’s Thrive Scents initiative, participants are able to experience a simulated workplace creating soy candles and melts. Thrive Scents is a centre-based initiative that runs on Tuesday from 9am-12:30pm. During this time, participants are able to experience working in a production line environment that has been developed to simulate a real workplace. In doing so, they are able to work in a team, communicating effectively with others, using technology in [...]

Thrive Scents – learning employment skills never smelled so sweet!2020-11-18T12:04:19+11:00

MWLFS staff take a virtual walk to Victoria as part of the isolation walking challenge

While working from home, the Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Disability Employment Services (DES) and Transition to Work (TtW) teams from both Maitland and Cessnock offices have taken on a walking challenge with a goal of collectively walking the distance of Maitland to Sydney and back in only eight days. That’s a total of 330 kilometres! 26 staff members agreed to take on the walking challenge and after just one day, they [...]

MWLFS staff take a virtual walk to Victoria as part of the isolation walking challenge2020-05-04T17:35:31+10:00
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