Video Transcript

Jai Nadjamerrek - Park Maintenance, Citywide

My name is Jai.

I work with Citywide in Port Melbourne.

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It’s a good place to work.

[Vision:  Jai pushing wheelbarrow]

I enjoy working outdoors.

Damien Connell - Operations Supervisor, Port Phillip Natural Heritage Areas, Citywide

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Jai’s a great worker.

He gets along really well with all the crews.

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So not only does he work with bush crew mainly, but he also works with the mobile horticultural crews.

He gets along with all the different guys and girls that we have on our contract.

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I grew up in Oenpelli.

It’s a small remote community.

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I finished school and started working as emergency services at the mine.

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Yeah, I did, like, 12 months and I went back at my mum’s homeland and working as a ranger.

I moved to Melbourne before Christmas.

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My brother-in-law said ”I can help you.”

[Vision:  Jai planting plant]

Then we went to The Huddle, talked about which job that I wanted.

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And I told them that I wanted to work outdoors.

And they were like, “Oh that’s Citywide.”

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‘It’s a good job to work outdoors.”

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We’ve got a commitment to get a diverse group of working individuals throughout our organisation.

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We were approached by The Huddle, The Brotherhood of St. Lawrence, and Jobs Victoria.

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The Huddle, they helped me with the resume.

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I did practice interviews with one of the ladies, and I did it like a hundred times.

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They gave him the confidence and leadership to point him in the right direction.

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You have to, like, just be focused and just look at what you really want to do.

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Like which job that you really want to work.

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Talk to a few people and few people can help you to get a job.

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[JOBS VICTORIA / Working for all Victorians]

[VICTORIA State Government]

[Speaker:  Authorised by Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]

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