When a major shoulder injury sidelined Darren for nearly two years, he was not sure exactly how and where he would return to the workforce.
Returning to work as a qualified electrician was no longer possible and he needed a new direction – but finding employment in a new field was not straightforward.
“It is harder to find employment with a lot of employers because obviously they don’t want to take on the responsibility of injuries,” he says, “which is why I ended up approaching Forrest Personnel.”
When he began working with the Forrest Personnel team in Kwinana, he didn’t have a particular job in mind. It was a matter of identifying what transferable skills he had and highlighting those to potential employers.
“Forrest Personnel assisted me through the process of building a resume, running mock interviews and then providing an overview of each company before I went to an interview. This helped with the whole process of going
forward and building the confidence to get into a new field. They were very professional, and they were proactive, it was quite a good process really,” he says.
A great outcome resulted in Darren finding work in two new fields. He splits his time between two employers providing support to people living with disability at Focus Support Services and working on the service desk at IT company Capgemini. He’s been employed for nearly a year now.
“They were different types of work but at the end of the day the work has been very fulfilling,” he says. “I would really recommend Forrest Personnel to anyone seeking employment – they are a really good, proactive bunch of people.”