Workmate of the Year – the winner!

Workmate of the Year – the winner!


Congratulations to all the entrants and finalists in carecareers’ inaugural Workmate of the Year.

The response from people working in the disability, aged care and community sector was truly overwhelming.   We had more than 200 entries from across Australia representing the very best in our sector.  The nominations contained heartwarming stories of an amazing group of dedicated, selfless people, but in the end there can be only one winner.

The 2016 Workmate of the Year is Katelyn Budrys from Blue Cross in Victoria.


Katelyn Budrys Winner crop


Katelyn is described as ‘always cheerful, friendly, kind, caring, and helpful and will go out of her way to do extra special things for her colleagues and residents.  The passion that Kate displays in her job is amazing.’

There were more than 700 votes for Katelyn and she will soon receive her prize of an iPad, with another iPad for Wendy Starkey who nominated our winner.

We would like to congratulate Katelyn for her contribution to their workplace and we’d also like to thank all the entrants and everyone who nominated a worker.


The carecareers team

Vote now for the carecareers Workmate of the Year

carecareers Workmate of the Year

Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves or a colleague for the Workmate of the Year.

Here at carecareers we want to celebrate everyone going the extra mile in the sector and we’ve got a short-list of 10 outstanding finalists who are doing extraordinary things.

Click here to vote for who you think should become the inaugural carecareers Workmate of the Year.
Voting is open until Monday, 4 July 2016. The winner and the person who nominated them will receive an iPad.

So get your votes in now and be part of it!

Nominations are now open: carecareers Workmate of the Year

Nominate an outstanding employee for carecareers Workmate of the Year

Let’s be frank, some of the best people ever work in the disability, community and aged care sector.

Are you one of them? Or do you know someone working in the sector who goes the extra mile and makes life better for the people they support and their co-workers?

carecareers wants to recognise and celebrate the quiet achievers of the disability sector, the do-ers of the workplace, those who brighten up the place and get on with the job.

We’re looking for nominations for our Workmate of the Year, people working in the sector who:

  • Deliver outstanding support
  • Go the extra mile
  • Are a pleasure to work with
  • Make their workplace a better place

Nominations are now open until 14th June 2016.

A short list of candidates for Workmate of the Year will appear on Facebook shortly after, with voting open for the winning worker.

The winner will receive an iPad, and so will the person who nominated them.

So get your nominations in and be part of it!