Last Thursday group 1 of the NSW Training Services pilot completes their forty hours work placement onsite at Varley Tomago. The first group of six program participants, Lindsay Challinor, Adam James, Mathew Hunt, Michael Gonebale, Daryl Fletcher and Kyle Parker endured the Varley ten hour shifts over four days while learning new found skills to take onto their job prospects.
The participants were keen and enjoyed taking on new skills like electrical work, wire stripping and reading engineering drawings for the police and ambulance vehicle assembly lines. Apart from picking up additional skill set qualifications Lindsay Challinor stated, “Through this program I have found it to be character building and have gained new confidence in applying for manufacturing roles.”
All participants work efforts impressed both Production Manager Wayne Moy and HR Manger Jan Dobbie as did Michael Gonebale in particular who landed a position in the store. Michael commenced his full time position on Monday 7th May.
Every participant found that Varley is a friendly, down-to-earth family environment and was proud to have worked at Varley for their placement. The advice for future work placement participants from group one is ‘Enjoy and take on the learning opportunity and experience!’