Ella’s story: A job can be life changing and everyone deserves a chance

A job can be life changing and everyone deserves a chance.

The Give Where You Live Foundation’s GROW initiative assists in linking and connecting businesses and community organisations that create employment opportunities for people experiencing long term unemployment and other barriers to employment.

GROW supports business to improve their inclusive employment practices and encourages our local industry to embrace a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ella’s story

Supported by GROW, Ella, now an adult apprentice has broken barriers and forged a pathway through a Certificate II in Construction Management and is a great advertisement for the impact of inclusive recruitment practices.

With her unwavering commitment, and support from GROW she has now commenced work at Hanlon Industries as an apprentice in her chosen field of boilermaking. This life changing employment opportunity sees Ella is thriving in the work environment and loving the chance to learn new skills.

“My future looks promising. I hope to continue working at Hanlon Industries when I finish my apprenticeship. Working here has helped me and it’s really good.”

Give Where You Live Foundation GROW story on Ella at Hanlon Industries