Like a lot of people with disability, Emily has faced hardships throughout her life and battled with bullying and low self-esteem. After struggling to find a suitable traineeship, Emily connected with EPIC Assist (EPIC) and she hasn’t looked back since. For the past eight months, she’s been … Read more about “I couldn’t be happier.” How Emily is taking charge of her life at Target
Georgia-Rose has set her sights on a future in disability services, after her job at EPIC Maryborough sparked a newfound passion. Georgia-Rose has been completing the work experience component of her Certificate II in Business in EPIC Maryborough’s reception area. “I answer the phones, cover … Read more about “Helping people with disability is something I feel strongly about” – Georgia-Rose.
Fara was introduced to us via the Ticket to Work program at his school earlier this year, and we immediately knew he would be a great fit for a retail traineeship. EPIC Employment Consultant Phillip Le Boeuf connected Fara with Bunnings at Underwood in early 2017. “Fara has the gift of customer … Read more about “I love the team at my new job. I need to get a car now, because I’m always working!” – Fara
When we presented about the Ticket to Work program at Simu’s high school, it was a turning point in the young man’s life. We introduced Simu with Woolworths in Sunnybank Hills, and he began his traineeship in March. His initial duties included merchandising, cleaning tasks and looking after … Read more about “I enjoy my time at Woolworths and cannot thank EPIC enough for this opportunity.” – Simu
Lachlan may only be in Year 11, but he’s already making steps to kick-start his future career. Lachlan connected with us and started his Certificate II in Retail Services traineeship in March this year. Every Tuesday Lachlan has a day away from school, heading to an eight-hour shift at Woolworths … Read more about “My traineeship is the highlight of the week for me, I am learning so much.” – Lachlan
Blake’s confidence and self-esteem have improved immeasurably since he connected with our team in Maryborough two years ago, as a school-based trainee. “When I first met Blake he was a very nervous young man who didn’t say much and found it difficult to look you in the eye,” said EPIC Employment … Read more about “Without EPIC I wouldn’t have this job, I’m really grateful for their assistance.” – Blake
Student Paul has taken a positive step towards working in an industry he is passionate about, with his first job at Mitre 10. EPIC Schools Consultant Cassandra started working with Paul in his high school at St James College in April 2016. Immediately she saw him stand out from the crowd with his … Read more about “I love working here.” – Paul
The end of high school can be a daunting time in a young person’s life, but for three EPIC school based trainees, the future is looking bright. Blake, Jake and Keely all finished school based traineeships with us last year, and are now looking excitedly forward to advancing their careers. “The … Read more about Future full of promise for school leavers