Workplace Trials

Work Readiness Programme secures exciting new career

October 12, 2017
At the start of the year, Brendon Storer couldn’t have imagined working in a classroom full of children. But, with just the right mix of support and encouragement, during Fit For Work’s Work Readiness programme, he has found a permanent job that has changed his life. The new position is also making a huge difference to the lives of his eager young pupils who are benefitting from his role as a Teachers’ Aide. The Balclutha local had previously been supported by...

Aviva Work Place Trials support back-to-work journeys

Formerly known as Christchurch Women’s Refuge, Aviva provides services to individuals and families to free them from family violence. The organisation works with 1500 clients every year, and since its establishment in 1973, has supported thousands of Canterbury women, children, and men. Christine Wallace, former Finance and HR Manager at Aviva, says the organisation works hard to support people to “be the best they can be.” Over the last three years, this has included working alongside Fit for Work to...