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Japanese jobseeker Takeshi was unemployed for close to two years. As English was Takeshi’s second language, he found it difficult to find work and this became a significate barrier to employment for him. Olympus Solutions assisted Takeshi in addressing his language barrier, supporting him in completing a Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program until his English was at a suitable level for employment purposes.
During this pre-employment phase, Olympus also assisted Takeshi with obtaining his First Aid Certificate, worked on his interview skills and techniques to build on his confidence.
Fortunately, Takeshi already had a Medium Rigid driver’s licence, as well as a willingness to find sustainable work for himself.
Working alongside Takeshi, utilising his Medium Rigid Drivers license and new grasp of English, Olympus Solutions searched for local employers to hire him.
An interview for Takeshi was arranged with Inspire Program Australia, a Baulkham Hills based After School program. Takeshi performed well at the interview and consequently got the job. This role is very important to Takeshi as this is the first time he has been offered employment outside of the Japanese Expat community, which has given him a greater sense of independence.
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