Introducing Des…

NAVY Veteran
Success Story #11

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Hi Karyn,

Thank you for setting me up with a career in mining. Please see below for feedback on my experience with Working Spirit.

On the 24th of May 18 my partner sent me a screen shot of the Working Spirit Facebook page for ADF members wishing to transition to Macmahons.

I filled out my details on the link provided and thought nothing more of it because I hadn’t had any l luck gaining employment through other Defence transition services. Quite frankly at the time, I wasn’t even aware Working Spirit existed or infact what it was all about.

To my surprise, the very next day I received a call from a Macmahons recruiting officer who asked me if I could attend an assessment day and she gave me details of the career being offered.

The assessment day was held on the 28th of June 18 and it went above and beyond any other job interview I had ever attended. There were many representatives that gave informative presentations and answered many questions from the group. This certainly put my mind at ease about transitioning into the mining sector.

After the interview I was told I would be starting sometime towards the end of October. Unfortunately however, further correspondence with Macmahon was not forthcoming and I almost gave up on a career in mining.
On the 12th of November I gave Karyn Hinder a call to ask if there were any other employment opportunities available as I had not heard back from Macmahons for sometime. Karyn said she would see what she could do and would call me back shortly.

When Karyn called me back she told me that Macmahons HR had said that there was a position waiting for me and that I should receive a letter of offer very soon.

I did indeed receive a letter of offer and will be starting with Macmahons on the 20th Dec.

Thank you so much Karyn for starting Working Spirit and for helping me secure full time employment outside of Defence.

Kind Regards,

Des Weir

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