Published on 24 December 2021

Your future is brighter with APM

Passion for her new career makes life twice as sweet

Ornella always had the goal of pursuing her love of cooking professionally.

When she reached out the team at the APM Mount Druitt (NSW) office, it was clear that her passion was cooking, especially making cakes and pastries.

Ornella found her way to APM Employment Services through the jobactive program.

After arriving in Australia and keenly wanting to start working towards her goal, Ornella attended English classes to improve her communication skills.

She also was able to enrol at TAFE to complete a Certificate III in Cakes and Pastries in 2020.

The Mount Druitt office worked closely with Ornella to locate a suitable opportunity in her chosen field.

Although English was not her first language and she had limited work experience in the industry, Ornella initially found it difficult to secure employment.

During a job focus session, a relationship was formed with local employer Handmade’s Bakehouse.

A conversation between APM and Handmade’s Bakehouse resulted in Ornella securing a paid work trial.

This was very successful and ultimately Ornella was offered a role with Handmade’s Bakehouse as a cake artist.

Ornella has now been with Handmade’s Bakehouse for over four months and both parties are extremely happy.

The right support can really the cherry on top of a success story like Ornella's.

Injury, illness or disability and want to work?

You could be eligible for help in finding a suitable job from APM Employment Services.

As Australia’s largest provider of the Disability Employment Services program we help thousands of people with permanent or temporary disabilities, injuries, mental health conditions and other diagnosed barriers which may prevent them finding successful employment.

If you want to find out more, register with us today, or call our team on 1800 276 276 for more information.

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Looking for staff?

We don’t just support job seekers, we also help thousands of employers find reliable staff and access government incentives when hiring new employees.

If you’re an employer, you could access wage subsidies, plus funds for training and workplace modifications when hiring a person with disability for full or part-time work.

Plus, you will be enhancing the diversity of your business while making a real positive difference in a person’s life.

Find out more about this rewarding opportunity for employers by speaking to your nearest APM Employment Services team, or emailing


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