Dylan secured a job, but it was more than just work, it was a fresh start

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Transition to Work helps participants to reach their full potential.

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Transition to Work helps participants to reach their full potential and find their passions in a supportive environment.

The Transition to Work (TtW) program helped Dylan through a rough time in his life. Having left school in year 10, he had not re-engaged in study and was struggling to find employment. Dylan was referred to the TtW program to help him build the skills that he needed to find secure employment.

TtW helps 15–24-year-olds into work (including apprenticeships and training) or education. Participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills, connect with education or training, find local job opportunities, and connect with relevant local community services.

Dylan’s TtW Provider identified that Dylan wanted to explore working in a trade and organised a paid work trial with a local bricklaying company. During his work trial Dylan proved himself to be a hard-worker and great fit for the team. He was then offered a position with the company and has begun a Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

In under a year Dylan, with the support of TtW, has changed his life. He now has permanent employment in a job that has started his career, has given him stable accommodation, and he is working towards getting his driver’s licence. This was more than just a job; it was a fresh start that will set Dylan up for life.

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Correct at time of publication.