Eric’s Story

08 Nov 2022

Working in a hotel was not where Eric expected to find himself. After years of working as a courier driver, he was more at home behind the wheel. But in May 2021 he experienced a stroke, meaning he w...

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Raewyn Brownhill - a woman is dressed in a blue shirt with a logo that reads Yappy Days Doggy Daycare. A grey dog is sitting next to her.

Raewyn Brownhill: Finding a new direction

23 Jun 2022

Ongoing back issues kept Raewyn Brownhill out of the workforce for the best part of a decade, but our Kwinana-Rockingham team worked with her to build her experience and confidence so she was able to ...

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A woman and two men dressed in business attire are standing together, smiling and cutting a cake which has a decorative logo that reads Forrest Personnel.

Spencer Street facility creates new opportunities for participants

02 Jun 2022

A new facility in the heart of Bunbury will provide Forrest Personnel participants with greater opportunities to access services and prepare for meaningful employment. The new facility at 90 Spencer ...

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Head and shoulders photograph of Nick Gledhill, a man with white hair and glasses.

Nick Gledhill: Still getting a buzz from helping others

28 Apr 2022

After almost 10 years, Forrest Personnel Employment Consultant Nick Gledhill still gets a real buzz from his job. Nick is one of our employment consultants based in the South West – he works with p...

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Ben Aldridge is leaning his chin on his fist and is looking at the camera. He is wearing a shirt made of different fabrics with different colours

Ben Aldridge: We need to see the true value of veterans

25 Apr 2022

Employers need to change the way they view the skills and experience of veterans and start finding opportunities to better support them, writes veteran and Forrest Personnel Board Director Ben Aldrid...

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Stephanie Rocca is pictured. She is a young woman wearing business attire and she is standing in front of a sign that reads accessability - connect, belong, achieve.

Stephanie Rocca: Finding the right fit

24 Mar 2022

Stephanie Rocca completed work experience with Accessability Narrogin as part of Forrest Personnel's WorkAbility Week. That led to a paid position, which has allowed Stephanie to work towards her goa...

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A woman in a blue shirt, named Donna Bastow, is holding a bunch of native Australian flowers.

Donna Bastow: Celebrating 25 years

10 Mar 2022

When you love your job, the years can pass by very quickly. Or so says Donna Bastow, one of our employment consultants who has just celebrated 25 years with Forrest Personnel. Donna came to Forrest P...

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Three men stand in a line outside a business. They are wearing polo with Prime Supplies Written on them. Forrest Personnel participant Jacob Light-Burgess is standing in the middle and smiling.

Jacob Light-Burgess: Beyond the 9 to 5

17 Feb 2022

A 9 to 5 desk job was never going to work for Jacob Light-Burgess. “I hate sitting inside,” he says. “I love being outside and going on adventures. I love my fishing – I could sit on a beach...

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Lynne Harwood: the importance of inclusive education

24 Jan 2022

Today is the International Day of Education. As far as dedicated days go, this is a relatively new one – it was only dedicated by the United Nations back in 2019 – and it has never been more impor...

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Lynne Harwood: Reflections on my first two months at Forrest Personnel

18 Jan 2022

I can’t believe I’m nearing the end of my second month with Forrest Personnel already. With the new year already three weeks in, it’s timely to reflect on what I have learned so far and how 2022...

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