Finding your calling for work can really come down to what you love in life.
For Thomas, that was a keen interest in fish and plant life. Having realised his passion, Thomas decided to take his niche interests and enlist the support of Ability Options’ Employment Consultants.
As a participant, Thomas worked with his Employment Consultant who helped him study various courses to fulfil his employment goals.
“My Employment Consultant helped me with strategies to find employment that suited my goals,” Thomas said.
“I tried reverse marketing, which helped me find out Petbarn was looking for an aquatic life specialist and immediately that felt like the job for me.”
Thomas went into his first meeting with Petbarn with the goal of working with animals in mind.
“Ability Options helped me find an open position at my local Petbarn and supported me to apply online,” he said.
After working for just 13 weeks, Thomas hit a big employment milestone and has taken on extra responsibilities.
“I’m now in charge of managing the aquatic tanks at the store,” Thomas said.
“In my job, I have learned new skills in customer service, working on the floor and registers, and have already reached my 13-week employment milestone.”
Thomas is now independent and, after being successful in his interview, hasn’t looked back since.
He has worked longer shifts, and to make it even more of a dream job, can walk to work!
Thomas has saved up enough money that he was able to fly to the U.S.A. and visit his sister.
“I absolutely love my job,” Thomas said.