Branden - Confidence the key

Before Branden started at NOVA Transition at Campbelltown, he had trouble leaving his home and making friends. But after attending the two-year program for school leavers with a disability, he now has no trouble with either.

After completing three different work placements at local tyre fitters, Branden and his NOVA work-placement team decided that his limited dexterity made a job match difficult in the auto industry. His love of the outdoors and interest in hands-on work pointed towards employment in a nursery.

With the assistance of staff from NOVA Employment, Branden completed a work trial at a nursery in Douglas Park. Straight away his patience and work ethic showed through and he was offered a position as nursery hand. He now works five hours per day, two days per week.

Branden appreciates NOVA’s contribution to his wellbeing, saying, ‘NOVA made me feel confident in myself so it’s easier to be friendly and behave well in the workplace. At Transition, I learnt how to use computers, be punctual, dress for work and meet employer expectations.’

Not only does he work in a job he enjoys, Branden has also sustained several friendships with other NOVA Transition trainees. He’s got a great work–life balance.

Want award-wage work in a job that you enjoy?

To discuss your options, call NOVA Transition on 1300 Ability (1300 224 548).  

NOVA Transition accepts NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports.

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