A fresh start

Having suffered from social anxiety, John found it difficult to find or retain work in the Melbourne suburb of Pakenham. He was unfit, unhappy, and realised that his social circle was taking him in the wrong direction – so decided that he had to make some big changes....

Hope springs from the ashes

Shayne Lynch landed a new job at Seymour Technology about 10 months ago with the help of Worktrainers – bringing a fantastic work ethic, local celebrity as lead singer for the rock cover band Rough Diamond and a quick mind that picked up new technology quickly....

Home is where the heart is

After a full year in her role as a kitchen hand at Huon Hill Hotel in Wodonga, Lisa House has found a new family. After being in and out of work for more than 15 years tackling a range of personal issues, Lisa  had sought the help from a range of employment services...

The early bird gets the job

When Amy came to Worktrainers in March 2016 she was quiet and timid. She had been working casually in cleaning but as hoping to find something more permanent to devote her time to. She felt that having the help of Worktrainers would improve her chances. Amy was born...

Finding work is child’s play for Josafine

Ongoing heath issues led to Josefine Gabauer losing her job, and when she finally regained her health after her most recent issues with a perforated eardrum, she found that changes in technology had shut down her options. Josefine’s lack of computer skills and her age...

Taking a new path

Adam Georgelin might not appear to be a typical Worktrainers client, having more than 15 years of fairly steady employment as a bookkeeper on his resume. Finding jobs has never been the issue for Adam, but keeping them became a problem more recently. A survivor of...

A Clean Sweep for Allan at the Zedbar

It hasn’t been an easy road for Allan Strauss, but thanks to Zedbar and Worktrainers he’s found satisfaction in every working day. In the past three months since starting his job as a cleaner, Allan hasn’t missed a beat; he shows up for his shifts and always gets his...

Work gives Shayne’s life a different tune

A musician at heart, and by trade, Shayne was left in a complicated position when he was made redundant from his role as a music teacher for disabled adults. His skillset was not clearly transferable to many fields and having a pacemaker limited his options. Shayne...

Study is the first step towards a rewarding career

It’s not often that a young man finds his dream job at a crematorium complex, but for Elijah, after a lifetime of not fitting in, he found peace, acceptance and admiration for his green thumb in the tranquil gardens. It had been a significant accomplishment for Elijah...

Belinda is an inspiring young mum.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is traumatic at the best of times, but for Belinda, receiving the diagnosis of a brain tumour when she was 25 weeks pregnant brought her entire world crashing down. Within weeks of her diagnosis in 2008, her surgeons told her that she had...