I started working at The Mai-Wel Group’s Transition to Work (TTW) Program, developing training sessions for our clients, who are young people with a disability, around work related topics that helped to improve their transition from school to employment.
Some of the topics covered included reverse marketing for employment, through cold calling. I also covered the expectations that employers have for new employees, and the responsibilities that new employees have themselves, including keeping up personal appearances and having a good attitude at work.
I was then lucky enough to be approached by Mark Newton to apply for a Health and Fitness Instructor position in Mai-Wel’s Pro Active Inside ‘N Out Program. Mark was the author of Pro-Active, which originated from his idea that staff and supported employees can be fit and healthy at work.
During my interview for the position, which I got, Mark commented on the tremendous rapport that I had built with many of the clients in the TTW Program. Along with my ability to build that rapport, I feel my education also helped me to secure the role. I have a Certificate III in Fitness as part of a TAFE Plus program at the University of Newcastle and I’ve also completed a Business degree.