The support she needed
Julie was open-minded about the kind of role she was after, and when the opportunity to train as a traffic controller arose – Julie was thrilled.
Her Employment Consultant was able to quickly organise with for her to complete the required trainings for traffic control.
“Within a week, I was off doing the training courses” she said.
The support she received through Disability Employment Services program to secure a role “means everything to me" Julie said.
"I’ve wanted to work for so long and it wasn’t until I went to APM that I realised it could happen. Prior to that, I had no hope, I was on the verge of having a nervous breakdown."
When she broke the news of securing her role to her Employee Consultant, she remembers them jumping for joy with her.
“You’ve got no idea what that kind of support means to you, after almost six years out of work, it was just lovely, and they were so supportive”
After raising six children, years of struggling to make ends meet meant she nearly lost her home of 30 years, Julie has some peace of mind and is excited about her future.
Securing employment has enabled Julie to continue to support her family, maintain her wellbeing - and even buy some gifts for her first Great-Grandchild!
More than a job
Julie’s six children and friend have seen huge positive changes in her – and she agrees!
“I feel like a new person” she said “I’m excited to pay some things off and start saving for a holiday.”
When asked where she would go, Julie responded “I’m going to go to Italy to see my sister and some extended family who I haven’t seen in decades.”
Register below to find out if you’re eligible to for one of our support programs, and APM can support you into a more exciting future, like Julie.