Cheryl finds meaningful work after 50

Proud Wiradjuri woman Cheryl recently celebrated her six- month work milestone as a retail assistant for discount variety store Treasure Hunter in Albury, New South Wales.

Having struggled with poor mental health and age discrimination in the past, Cheryl joined CVGT Employment’s Workforce Australia program looking for support to find meaningful work.

“I am 53-year-old Aboriginal female, who likes to be active and learn new skills. I love people,” says participant Cheryl.

“However, my age got in the way of finding a new job.”

Technology support to look for work

Like so many older participants, Cheryl struggled to apply for positions online.

“I am not technology savvy. I was used to the face-to-face approach with employers.”

CVGT Employment Consultant Anu worked closely with Cheryl to create a resume, apply for positions online, and introduce her to employers. 

“The CVGT Employment Albury staff are very supportive. They saw potential in me and assured me age is not the problem, it’s finding the right employer.”

Finding the right employer

In mid-2023 Business Development Consultant Kelli introduced Cheryl to Jess, Assistant Manager for Treasure Hunter Albury and it wasn’t long before she started work.

“Cheryl was the best suited candidate. She was mature, reliable and showed interest,” says Jess.

“With any new employee we look for punctuality, reliability, presentation and communication skills.”

Recruitment support

You can now find Cheryl serving customers with a smile at the Treasure Hunter store, thanks to the support of the CVGT Employment Workforce Australia Albury team.

“Joining CVGT Employment made the difference for me.” 

Joining CVGT Employment made the difference for me.

The team also supported local Albury business Treasure Hunter to find the right person to join their team.

CVGT Employment have been a great employment provider for my business. They understood what our requirement was and what we were seeking in a person.
Jess
Assistant Manager Treasure Hunter Albury

Her advice to other businesses needing to find staff.

“Do contact and connect with CVGT Employment.”

Advice for jobseekers

Chery also has some advice for those searching for work, or ready for a fresh start.

“Don’t give up. Stay positive, the doors will open. Age is not the factor, it’s your personality that matters.”

If you would like to learn more about how our team can support you to find work you, visit cvgt.com.au or call 132 848 to start your employment journey.

If you’re a local business contact us next time you’re recruiting. If you are currently looking for staff, simply click here, fill in the lodge a vacancy form and we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss potential applicants.

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