If someone told Blake he’d go from unemployed to award-winning employee within 12 months, he wouldn’t have believed them. But that’s exactly where he’s found himself, having recently received an award for excellent customer service at Bunnings. “I never thought I’d get a job like this, and now … Read more about “Keep trying and never give up.” – Blake
Donny has come a long way since teaming up with EPIC’s Upper Mount Gravatt team over 90 weeks ago. After being out of work for a couple of years, Donny was ready to find support and get back in the workforce. “I have depression, anxiety, sleep apnoea and Graves’ disease. I was out of work 2013 … Read more about “I have a long road to journey due to my illnesses, but I know I am not alone.” – Donny.
A young web designer on the autism spectrum is expanding his skillset, thanks to regular work experience with leading Canterbury digital agency Chromatix. Shen has been a member of the Chromatix team for around two years, and director Irwin says it’s been a joy to watch him progress. “Shen started … Read more about “It’s been great, a win/win.”- Irwin.
Now And Not Yet Café is an iconic part of the community in Warrandyte, Victoria. As a social enterprise, the café’s profits go back into local group initiatives, housing and employment opportunities. The Café is unlike most due to the passion and leadership of owner Derek Bradshaw, who embraces a … Read more about “It feels amazing to have a job.” – Emily
FTC computers began hiring last year for a computer guru who was also skilled in accounting and administration. Owner Steve, having no luck with traditional pathways, found the perfect candidate when he was contacted by Business Development Manager Roy from EPIC Assist. Roy had been working with … Read more about FTC Computers hires computer guru
Hiring people with disability at Crepe Café Aspley has been a game-changer both personally and professionally for owner Emma. In the three years she has been connected with EPIC, Emma has provided employment opportunities for six people with disability. She has had her ideas of disability … Read more about “People with a disability can do a lot more than what society labels them with.” – Emma.
The success of Petite Waffles was revolutionised when they began hiring people with disability, says manager Eli. Petite Waffles began working with EPIC six years ago, first bringing Peter aboard before hiring an additional three people with disability. Eli is passionate about the change brought … Read more about “Peter is Petite Waffles, he brings such an amazing atmosphere to this company.” – Eli.
Every day at EPIC we support incredible job seekers who are working hard to make their dreams a reality. We met Lincoln in July 2017, when he required assistance commencing the Skills for Education and Employment program through TAFE. We helped Lincoln start the program, and in the meantime … Read more about “I love earning money… I even bought my mum a necklace and shouted her out to lunch.” – Lincoln