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Lachie’s Story

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Lachie joined the Career Launchpad program in October 2019.

Lachie joined the Career Launchpad program in October 2019. Lachie was fresh out of year 12 at Taminmin High school in the rural area of Darwin.

Lachie identifies as having additional learning needs and was unsure of what options were available for him in the world of work. Lachie began working through his goals and aspirations with his Youth Development Coach.

It was clear that Lachie had potential to be a great worker in many industries, the problem was which one? After many coaching sessions and enrolling into the Cert I in Developing Independence Lachie started to get a better understanding of his journey to young adulthood.

After some hard thinking he landed on the idea of working in the warehouse and logistics industry. The Career Launchpad team sourced the recruitment and labour hire expertise of Paul Watson from Top End Consulting as they have supported many of our young people into sustainable employment.

After an interview, medical test and an E-scooter ride, Lachie was hired as a labourer at Metcash Northern Territory in June 2020. Since then, Lachie has completed his forklift license and hopes to undergo a traineeship in a Cert III in Warehousing and Logistics and loving his job.

Paul stated, “Lachie is one of the best workers and attendance is
one hundred percent”.


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