Georgia is a focused, hard working young woman who has wonderfully balanced her studies alongside her day to day work. Georgia has been working as an Administrator at OzPlan Financial Services since September 2017. When asked about her thoughts on the coursework and the training she received, Georgia told us, “I had such a positive experience with the entire traineeship. I found the training was relevant to my workplace. The coursework has been beneficial to my learning and continues to assist with everyday tasks within the workplace. My trainer was very helpful when I required assistance and I have always received feedback within a reasonable timeframe.” Tina, who is the Office Manager at OzPlan Financial Services, reflected this, saying “Georgia has benefited from her studies and has been able to use these new skills in her current position. It has also put her in good stead for future development and growth within the company.” Tina continued that, “we have employed several trainees over time. Our experience has been that the trainee’s benefit from being able to study while gaining hands on experience in the workplace. As they are able to set their own pace with their studies, this enables them to take responsibility for their studies and provides time management experience. The studies complement their role in the company which is a “win win” position.” Integrity strives to make sure our students and their hosts really feel and get the value of the traineeships, to hear such happy feedback only motivates us further.

A major reason for completing a traineeship is the acquisition and growth of skills. Georgia opened up about her employability and the difference she has experienced since undertaking her Certificate III in Business. “Completing this traineeship has opened up many new opportunities for myself within the workplace. Learning new ways to achieving specific outcomes and from understanding different business techniques, I have received two promotions over the year.” Georgia also told us that based on her time with Integrity “I have learnt new ways of completing everyday tasks within the workplace. I have been able to benefit from many of the units of coursework, using new techniques for producing common documents. My skills which I have learnt through my study have also been reflected on those who I work with.” Understanding that Georgia has enjoyed such expansion in her skills and employability makes us hugely proud of her achievements, in particular her two hard earned promotions.

Georgia told us that the most challenging part of her training “was my self-doubt on whether I had completed my work correctly” and that it was balanced by the enjoyment of “when my trainer marked my units as “competent” and I could move on to my next course of study.” Georgia added, “The environment at Integrity was nothing but positive and helpful. I was always able to find assistance from my trainer when required. All staff members I have encountered at Integrity are friendly and wanting me to achieve my best… I would definitely choose Integrity to do further study in the future, knowing that I would be receiving such a positive experience.” Tina also commented on the environment Integrity provides saying, “we have been extremely happy with the support Georgia has received from Integrity and the regular feedback we have received about her studies. We would definitely use Integrity again in the future… The experience we have had has been superior to RTO’s we have used in the past.” Knowing we have delivered quality service and provided an atmosphere that encourages and supports our students reads to us a job well done.

Tina summed up for us, telling us, “the traineeship has been a positive experience for both Georgia and the company. It has provided Georgia with sound information and knowledge which she can use in her everyday role here.” Tina continued, telling us her perspective as an employer hosting a trainee, “we have employed several trainees over time. Our experience has been that the trainee’s benefit from being able to study while gaining hands on experience in the workplace. As they are able to set their own pace with their studies, this enables them to take responsibility for their studies and provides time management experience. The studies complement their role in the company which is a “win win” position.” Integrity is passed pleased to have received such positive feedback, and looks forward to continuing to deliver support and service that helps people grow their skills and empower them with education and the employment choices that it awards.

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