Life rarely follows the path we think it will, and when things go off course, being surrounded by the right people can make all the difference.
EPIC’s Launceston team recently celebrated a great win when our job seeker Geoffrey landed a great job at gas products supplier Supagas. Geoffrey’s new role as a yardman signals his re-entry into the workforce after 2 ½ years of unemployment.
“I feel over the moon about working again,” said Geoffrey.
“I’m lucky enough work with a good crew of co-workers, and it’s one of the best jobs I’ve had.”
Geoffrey is proud to have his life back on track, and says his EPIC employment consultant Judy has been pivotal to his success.
“I’ve been able to overcome challenges and achieve my employment and life goals. My confidence has grown heaps,” said Geoffrey.
“I wouldn’t have been able to get this job without EPIC’s help, and I now have a reason to get up of a morning.
“Judy kept me on track and focused on finding a job, and she didn’t give up on me even when I gave up on myself,” he said.
Judy says Geoffrey’s transformation has been wonderful to be a part of.
“To witness the transformation of individuals who obtain employment, financial independence and a reason to take pride in themselves is remarkable,” said Judy.
“I feel privileged to work alongside individuals who share their stories with me, and put their trust in me to assist them in overcoming their barriers to employment.”
The manager at Supagas say Geoffrey is a hard worker and an asset to the team.
“One of the hardest things as an employer is finding people who genuinely want to work, and Geoffrey definitely wants to work again. He fits in well within our team and workplace.”