When Jack (pictured) commenced with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work (TtW) youth employment service he was determined to find a stable job and gain independence.

With help from his Youth Support Mentor, Jack soon secured a role that ticked a lot of the boxes for his ideal job – full-time hours, in a location close to home and in  support work environment with a good bunch of people.

The support from TtW has continued as Jack has adjusted into his new role.

“Within my first week, my Youth Support Mentor supported me to resolve a few queries I had regarding my new employer,” says Jack, “and they introduced me to another support person from Mai-Wel who is dedicated to on-the-job support.”

Jack says finding and gaining employment with TtW was an important goal to hit.

“Now I have the opportunity to turn myself around from the place that I was in. I can set goals and gain financial security. Independence is the biggest thing for me and gaining stable employment is a great start to enable that.”

So what’s next for Jack?

”I’m aiming to get my forklift licence next so I can provide more value in my current role and to open further opportunities down the track. I’d like to pursue a long term career related to heavy vehicles and the automotive industry.”

Congratulations Jack!

Jack is part of MWLFS’ TtW program for young people aged 15 – 24 years who live in Maitland, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri.

For more information about the opportunities TtW could help bring for you, head to our Youth Employment page or give our team a call on (02) 4015 8400.

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