Small business owner Peter Glattback needed a new staff member for his coffee shop Taffy’s after his Barista had to relocate suddenly to be with family.
“This left me in the lurch. But it just so happened that when my coffee supplier came in a few days later, I explained the situation to her and she told me to pop into ETC next door as she knew of a Barista there.
Mr Glattback approached local employment service provider ETC asking if they knew of a Barista called Molly.
“Molly just happened to be there at the time which was great. ETC introduced us and suggested we trial Molly through the Youth Jobs PaTH internship and we took it from there.
Mr Glattback said he knew within a matter of weeks that Molly was going to be a good fit for his business.
“Having the four weeks to get to know Molly and vice versa was absolutely wonderful. She practically took over her side of the business for me and we formed a good bond,” Mr Glattback said.
“PaTH is great because you have a chance to get to know the person and they get an understanding of the job. It’s nice to have that period of time where they get the lay of the land. You see whether there is any clash of personality or underlying problems that may occur.”
Mr Glattback thanked ETC for their help and being in constant contact throughout the whole process.
“Having ETC so close has made it easy on my business and everyone there has been really helpful. You know you’ve got that support there if you need it. Which for a small business owner, is really important. You know you’re not on your own,” he said.
Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government initiative to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job.
Employers benefit because you get to see firsthand how a potential new recruit is going to fit in your workplace, during a 4-12 week internship placement. You may also receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance when you hire an eligible young person.
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