Molly finds a new path to Get Into Social Care
10 Jul 2017
Molly moved to Adelaide from a remote location in the Flinders Ranges in 2011, and like many young people she thought she needed to have her career aspirations sorted. She began studying Information Technology and Digital Design, but didn’t feel like it suited her.
Since then she has found it extremely difficult to find stable employment. Molly said she has had a number of jobs in hospitality, but all have been casual positions with fluctuating hours week to week.
“I’ve been casually employed now for over a year, the whole workforce is becoming more casualised and you just can’t make a living off 2-3 days of work per week, it’s a massive challenge,” she said.
Molly had an interest in administration work but every job she came across asked for previous experience. So when the Get Into Social Care program came up with a specialty in Administration, she jumped at the chance to be involved.
“It was an opportunity to expand my skills and experience, to possibly give me more of an advantage to get an administration job in the future.
“The work placement was definitely my favourite part, getting to know the people that work there and getting to know what they do, it was fantastic,” she said.
Molly is very grateful for the experience and said it has given her confidence a much needed boost.
“Without this program, I would still have a plan of attack for looking for jobs, but I wouldn’t feel as productive and fulfilled as I do now.
“It has also changed my track from looking at more hospitality jobs to getting into admin instead.
“I don’t want to be in hospitality forever, this program has helped kick-start a future for me,” she said.
Molly impressed her trainers so much she was invited to interview for an admin position before the program officially finished. She was one of the first participants to be offered a position with program partner ECH and is excited about starting her new career journey.
The Get Into Social Care program was part of the Prince’s Trust International Get Into pilot series in Australia with SYC and The Prince’s Trust Australia. This particular program was run with local aged care provider ECH.