William wasn’t going to let his spinal disorder to prevent him from working
It can be challenging changing careers after many decades in one industry.
With the right help, it’s not impossible. And William found it.
William had previously worked for forty years as a labourer on Christmas Island.
18 months after arriving in Australia, he was disheartened by being unable to successfully find a job, online or by approaching employers himself.
He approached APM for assistance and was put at ease by his Employment Consultant Simone, in the Perth suburb of Canning Vale.
Even though William has a spinal disorder, along with knee, hand, and back pain, he was very motivated to work.
Taking into consideration his multiple disabilities and the type of work he could undertake without it causing him further discomfort, Simone and William decided that traffic management was an area to pursue. So Simone arranged for first aid and traffic management certificates for William.
Thanks to the support he received through APM's Employment Services program, within weeks he secured a position in traffic management!
“William’s resilience is a credit to him, he’s really persevered” Simone said “He’s achieved a great outcome for himself.”
Today, William feels as though he has regained his independence. He has been saving most of his income and contributing extra into his superannuation to provide security for the future.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity, respect, and support both APM and his consultant Simone have, and continue to show me” William said.
William enjoys his weekly post-placement support meetings and is thankful that he chose to come to APM to help him secure a brighter future!
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.