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Apprentice Stephen

An excellent way for someone to get a head start in a chosen career or to learn a new role is through an Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Combining work and training, you are provided with a nationally recognised qualification and on-the-job experience, which can be completed full-time, part-time or while a student is still at school.

Without supportive employers providing opportunities, our team at Edge couldn’t continue changing lives through the power of employment. So we’re grateful to people like Joseph, the Owner of Boboulo Mobile Cabinet & Sons. Our team has helped with training, support, mentoring in the workplace and assisting Joseph to access funding for disability employment and training.

Since beginning our relationship in 2018, Joseph has employed two Apprentices with Edge’s support, one of them being Stephen, a Carpentry Apprentice who’s completing his Certificate III in Carpentry.

Through Joseph providing an opportunity, Stephen has experienced new-found freedom, empowerment, and financial independence. “It was nice to be offered my first full-time job at 17 with a supportive employer who I get along with well,” said Stephen.

Joseph has also enjoyed working with Edge, saying that he’s loved being able to share his knowledge and skills with people who are eager to learn and grow.

“Anytime I reach out to Luke [an Edge Job Coach], he responds in a timely manner and attends the site regularly for support for Stephen and myself.” Luke supports Stephen fortnightly in the workplace and has been helping him understand his payslips. For Stephen, Luke’s help has been pivotal.

“I feel extremely supported by Luke in the workplace and feel I would not be successful without the support provided,” said Stephen.

Joseph, Owner of Boboulo Mobile Cabinet & Sons is thankful for Edge’s assistance. “I am appreciative of the support from Edge with hiring clients and working with the Edge team to further grow my business.”

Supportive and passionate employers like Joseph allow us to continue providing suitable opportunities to job seekers with disability, injury, illness, health condition or impairment.

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