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Bombardier employs locals thanks to Mylestones Employment

by Rebecca Mackay | Nov 01, 2016

Since graduating from university in 2011, local Ipswich resident Amelia Langley struggled to find work. Amelia had been applying for jobs continuously since graduation and even registered with an employment service, but had no luck.

“I visited my old employment agency's office every fortnight for two years, while I was registered with them, because I felt as though nothing was happening,” Amelia said.

“They only brought a few jobs to my attention but they were always unsuitable for my hearing impairment or just too far away. I felt like they didn’t care. I decided to change to a different employment agency and I got in touch with Mylestones Employment.

“Within a week of meeting with Mylestones Employment, I had a job interview and not long after I started with Bombardier as an Administration Assistant. I didn’t think it could be so simple!” she said. Amelia’s manager Cassie Dionysius, Head of Procurement and Logistics for the global manufacturer of planes and trains, said that Amelia is a fantastic fit for the team and has recently offered Amelia a promotion.

“Bombardier offers a high skilled and diverse workplace for people to grow and apply creativity to their everyday tasks. Amelia has worked within the Procurement department for approximately 8 months and is key to the everyday success of the team,” Cassie explained.

“Amelia has developed professionally and personally since starting her position and as such has been encouraged to take on more responsibilities, in fact, she is now the procurement representative for a portfolio of suppliers! This is a great achievement for a professional who has not worked in the procurement space before.

“One of Bombardier’s strengths is the diversity of its people… it’s about understanding the value each individual brings to the table, and fostering it. Bombardier is proud to have the opportunity to engage and support our community, we’re going to be around for a long time!” she said.

According to Cameron Williams, Amelia’s Job Development Officer at Mylestones Employment and recent nominee for the 2016 Ipswich Business award for Young Business Person of the Year, Amelia is just one of the many talented job seekers that Mylestones Employment support – all of whom are hard working and eager for an opportunity here in Ipswich.

“We work with jobseekers to get them job ready, whether that’s through training or if that’s just helping them brush up on their interviewing skills or even learning how to use equipment in the work place,” Mr Williams said.

“Over my two years working with Mylestones Employment, I’ve seen how being employed can empower people and support them to feel like a connected and important member of the community. “With the right support, there’s really no limit to what people with barriers can achieve.

“We can’t do it alone: we need the help of employers to make the inclusion of people with barriers a priority for their business. Together we can build a stronger community and better businesses for Ipswich”, he said.

To find out more visit www.myemployment.org.au or call 1300 635 627 today!