Back to Work has supported thousands of Queenslanders connect with local employers and learn new skills. From the bush to the bayside – Back to Work employees are making a difference!
Lawdogs Australia is a dog breeding, training and show business. This Granite Belt-based company caters to the tourism market with demonstrations and also offer a dog-rescue service.
Owner, Matt Hibberd, wanted to bring a young jobseeker on to give them an opportunity to live up to their full-potential. His employee, Travis, had started in an apprenticeship prior that did not work out. Since commencing work at Law Dogs Australia, Matt has said that Travis has grown in confidence and self-assuredness because of this employment opportunity. The business has also been able to expand and now trains their rescue dogs to be Truffle Detection dogs which have opened up further linkages into the local tourism market.
Sub Zero Airconditioning owner Will McVeigh said accessing the Youth Boost program has made a huge difference to his business. Mr McVeigh said not only did it allow him to provide his apprentice, Tony, an opportunity to work, he has also been able to invest in his business and take on more work because of the extra manpower.
For Tony, it meant that he could stay in his hometown and not move away to find work. It has also had a flow on effect to other local businesses as the company sources a lot of its materials locally so they have reinvested the money back into the local community.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the way the hospitality industry works. For me, the team environment at City Oasis is very encouraging and helpful. I am really enjoying learning new things every day as I am gaining experience in different areas. I also enjoy being able to talk to guests from all parts of the world.
Lindsey, City Oasis Inn