Ben’s mother Jo posted on Facebook, seeking employment for her son. The post caught the attention of Coles Mowbray Manager John, who reached out to Jo.
Coles Head Office contacted CVGT’s Disability Employment Services in Launceston to help facilitate Ben’s employment.
To ensure employment success, CVGT Business Development Consultant Courtney Page met with Coles staff to discuss Ben’s abilities and introduced him to the team. She supported Ben through his induction and provided any other support he needed.
Ben has been working at Coles since early January and loves it. His mother Jo said that Ben gets his uniform ready the night before, often comments that ‘the guys are so good’, ‘we are so busy’ and when asked whether he’s ready for work he says “I was born ready darl”.
Ben’s work day involves tidying shelves and removing cardboard in the grocery department. He also provides great customer service to Coles customers. Ben’s Manager John said that Ben has an infectious, bubbly, polite and well-mannered attitude.