Adriaan's Going Places

06 February 2018

Adriaan's Going Places

Adriaan, a 23 year old Get Moving client, migrated with his family from South Africa when he was six years old. After finishing high school, Adriaan struggled to secure paid employment and became reliant on income support payments for six years. When Adriaan commenced in the Get Moving program, he was uncertain of his career goals and was lacking in direction, confidence and motivation. With the support of our Woodville Park office in Adelaide and the ongoing support of Andrew, Get Moving mentor, Adriaan began to display initiative and drive.

Adriaan was referred to a call centre position and a job interview was arranged via video link. Following a successful interview, Adriaan was offered his first job – permanent, full time employment in Maitland, in the Hunter Region of NSW.

The Get Moving team assisted Adriaan to relocate from his home in South Australia to Maitland. Adriaan was welcomed by Kyleigh, a Get Moving Business Development Consultant, who showed him around the local area and introduced him to employer representatives.

The team also assisted Adriaan to secure long term accommodation by finding suitable properties and attending inspections on Adriaan’s behalf. Soon Adriaan will be moving into his new apartment, which has been furnished with the assistance of Get Moving.

Adriaan has successfully completed induction training and his new employer has praised him for his work performance and attitude. Adriaan is thoroughly enjoying the work and feels very positive about his future. Adriaan’s mother and brother will be visiting him in March and, like us, are very proud of his accomplishments.