Video transcript

Justin Coburn - Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Beon Energy Solutions

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My role consists of overseeing employment on the solar farm.

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And as part of that we’ve developed a partnership with the Jobs Victoria and the Mildura City Council Employment Program.

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We have placed over 40 workers on the farm.

It’s been a fantastic partnership.

Amy Nash - Mildura City Council, Jobs Victoria Partner

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We help and support local community members that are struggling to find employment.

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They might have some significant barriers that they’re facing at any given time.

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We work with them individually to work through their barriers and to help them find employment.

Livia Naucukidi - Trades Assistant, Beon Energy Solutions

I left Fiji 2016.

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We had an opportunity for my husband so we had to move to Mildura.

I just heard this job from this Sunraysia Multicultural or Community Culture Centre.

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And I just put my resume there and they asked me if you want to job at the solar farm.

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And I said, “Oh yeah, I’m really excited.”

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Livia is a great example.

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She just struggled to have that opportunity to be able to find employment.

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She’s a real go-getter.

Her supervisor absolutely loves working with her.

She’s here every day with a big smile on her face and she’s just over the moon happy.

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I love the job because it’s new to me.

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Back in Fiji I work at the admin, like in the office.

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But this one I work outside and I work with different people.

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It’s the skills that our clients are learning along the way.

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It’s not just work skills, it’s working with people, it’s working with people from different backgrounds and different needs.

Rex Handy - Labourer, Beon Energy Solutions

You know, it’s a different experience, nice people to work with, new people to work with.

Times are hard in regional Australia here.

Whatever work there is it’s pretty hard to get.

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I usually done seasonal jobs like select harvest, you know, almonds, grapes, stuff like that.

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We were originally only contracted to find 75 employment placements and we’re up to 200 so far.

So we’re just … it’s just absolutely fantastic.

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