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Jake's Hard Work Pays Off

3rd September 2021

As far as Hart Sport's newest recruit Jake is concerned there’s no such thing as a bad day on the job!

Like many school leavers, Jake found it hard to break into the job market after graduating. Despite completing work experience at 4 different warehouses Jake still struggled to find a job that suited his needs. Frustrated and unsure what to try next he decided to reach out for a helping hand. 


Even though Jake was a bit nervous to enlist the support of HELP to start with, he was soon able to land his first paid job!

Jake worked with his HELP coach Terry to refine his resume, practice interviews, organise work experience opportunities, and connect with potential employers.

He was also able to participate in HELP’s Job Clubs where we met the former manager of Hart Sport. 

 “As soon as I handed him my resume I told him ‘I really want this job’”, said Jake. 


In January 2020 Jake began working at HART Sport as a Warehouse Assistant. 

Thanks to HELP’s post-placement support program Jake was able to overcome some COVID curveballs and expand his role from recycling and setting up the warehouse, to working in the manufacturing areas, fitting and turning end goods for sale. 

Securing a full-time job in a supportive and inclusive environment has helped Jake to gain confidence, learn new skills, and earn money.


Now that Jake is established in his role with Hart Sport he has transitioned into open employment. 

“Now that I’m working at Hart Sport I don’t need help at work. I feel really happy that I’m working and earning money”, said Jake. 

In the future, Jake hopes to continue his career at Hart Sport continue to have a laugh with his workmates and grow his skills. 

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