Mature job seekers

Mature job seekers

Are you a mature job seeker wanting to re-enter employment?

AimBig Employment work with Australians with disability, from school leavers to mature job seekers, and tailor our services to meet your needs. Our goal is to find you meaningful and sustainable employment. To do this we use a wide range of experts to help you achieve your employment goals.

Employing mature-aged workers

We know that you bring a lifetime of skills and experience with you. This is why we’re passionate about helping mature-aged people with disabilities re-enter employment no matter their circumstances. In fact, through up-skilling and work experience, AimBig assists thousands of people aged 14 to 65 to find jobs in a variety of industries each year.

With the Australian population ageing, it’s more important than ever for employers to hire and retain experienced employees to ensure their knowledge and skills aren’t lost.

Employers highly value these qualities in mature-aged workers:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Experience
  • Wisdom
  • Loyalty
  • Confidence
  • Reliability
  • Mentoring skills

Benefits of work for mature Australians

There are many benefits to working for you personally, for your co-workers and for your employer. As a mature-aged worker, your life skills and experience can give you a head start in the workforce.

There are many benefits to finding work as a mature-aged person with disability, including:

  • Flexible work schedule (work from 8 hours or more per week)
  • Work-life balance
  • Varied work opportunities with our range of AimBig programs
  • Job training opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Teamwork

We’re here to help you

Our group have over twenty years’ experience helping people with disability, injury or health conditions get work. We’ll help you become employment-ready with support including:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills training
  • Job skills training
  • Mock interviews
  • Upskilling

We’ll also help you with ongoing support including:

  • Post-placement support (for when you start work)
  • Auslan services
  • Modifying the workplace
  • On the job training
  • Employer and co-worker communications

Find out more about Disability Employment Services (DES) and what to expect in a workplace to get started.

Case study

DawnChere is 58 years old and wants to re-enter the workforce now that her children have all grown up and moved away. She has an intellectual disability which she feels may hold her back from applying for the jobs she’s interested in.

DawnChere is matched with her AimBig Job Coach Stephanie, and together they go through DawnChere’s work experience and skills relevant to applying for office administration roles.

Stephanie organises for DawnChere to take an administration course at TAFE to refresh her skills. They also work on DawnChere’s resume and interview skills in preparation for her first interview.

At DawnChere’s interview, she’s able to draw on her skills from past roles and training she’s recently had to secure her first job in over 20 years.

Stephanie regularly checks in with DawnChere to see how she is. DawnChere will be undertaking a book-keeping course to move into a new role at her current workplace in the near future.

 

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