iCareer a Winner for Macarthur’s Youth and Employers

Jul 24, 2013    

Seventeen year old Sarah Harrison from Bradbury attended Macquarie Fields High School with a goal to become a Pastry Chef.

Encouraged by the School Careers Advisor and her mum, Sarah attended the Macarthur Jobs & Training Expo in May where she discovered the iCareer stand and their free career service.

Within two weeks of registering with iCareer Sarah attended an interview for an Apprentice Chef at Mustang Spur, located in Macarthur Square. After creating quite an impression Sarah was hired.

Owner/Director Peter Gossayn has nothing but praise for Sarah. “She’s wonderful, very hands-on, mature and had established herself within her first week. Her work space is immaculate as is her personal presentation.”

Sarah is currently prepping food, making sauces and packing the cool room and freezer.

She has a great career path ahead of her and once fully qualified can progress to Head Chef and then onto Store Manager.

Peter was impressed with the professionalism of iCareer. “I saw their advertisement in the Chronicle and within that same week had arranged an interview with Sarah.”

Sarah is still on a high. “I started with Mustang Spur on the 3rd of June and I love it. The staff and management are very supportive. I really enjoy commercial cookery, gaining new skills and learning about the workplace. I definitely know it’s the career for me”, she says.

Sarah is also grateful to iCareer for helping her source this wonderful opportunity.

The free iCareer service is designed for 17-19 year olds who have completed their HSC and are looking for work or study options. The service assists the young people of Macarthur to become job ready and includes resume development, career advice, career pathways, interview guidance, mock interviews, vocational assessments and links to training and jobs. It is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Details: Amber Hope, MWLP 4625 1863 or email amber.hope@mwlp.com.au

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