When Julia was looking for work, she knew she wanted to do something different to what she’d done before.

Julia stands in front of facility

Caring for others has always been part of Julia’s life, so when she found out about Jobs Victoria’s ‘Earn and Learn’ jobs in the care sector, it felt like a good move for her.

As an aged care support worker at Gilgunya Wintringham, Julia feels a connection to the clients and values their appreciation of her. She enjoys the hands-on approach of learning on the job while gaining her qualification.

“For me, it’s just building on skills that I’ve already developed through my life. You deal with people your whole life, you know, you learn how to take care of people. You’ve already got those skills, so when you come here you just refine them.”