The National Work Experience Programme (NWEP) is a work experience program which places job seekers in real life unpaid work experience placements. There are many benefits for both job seekers and the businesses who participate.
Here is a case study about a job seeker who ended up with 2 jobs as a result of NWEP and a business owner who learned more things about his business.
ETC was approached by Danniel Johnson the Owner/Operator of DJ & EJ Foods as he was hoping to employ a Truck Driver with an MR Licence.
Lynden Connor, an ETC customer, disclosed that his goal was to eventually become a Truck Driver and ETC saw this as an opportunity for Lynden to gain some experience to make sure this was really the career path he wanted.
In preparation, Lynden enrolled into a training course and successfully obtained a Learner Licence for Heavy Vehicle Driving.
An NWEP agreement was created and Lynden commenced his work experience activity with Daniel at DJ & EJ Foods
During this time, ETC organised with KSB Training for Lynden to obtain his MR Licence training and testing – which he successfully passed.
Danniel said he was very impressed by Lynden’s skills and how quickly he learned.
“The National Work Experience Program helped me a lot. It taught me a lot of patience, time management, how to train someone up and do it properly. I was learning more things about my own business along the way. It was a really good team-work exercise for us. It made my business run more efficiently,” said Danniel.
At the completion of the NWEP activity, Danniel needed to go on a family holiday, so he employed Lynden to look after his workload in his absence.
Lynden continued to work with Danniel and then was also offered employment with Provedores, meaning that he ended up with 2 jobs as a result of his NWEP activity.
“It was a good opportunity to be hands-on and to show them that I was willing to give it a go. I had time to show them that I was keen and really wanting to work in this field,” said Lynden.
To find out more about NWEP visit https://www.employment.gov.au/national-work-experience-programme
If you’re a job seeker or a business who is interested in NWEP, contact ETC’s Business Relationship Team on 1800 007 400 or make an enquiry online here https://etcltd.com.au/contact-us/general-enquiries/
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