Nudge help young people kickstart their career with confidence through a personalised approach that means we’re able to help trainees build the work skills, life skills and confidence they need to succeed, supported by employers and colleagues who understand how to nurture young talent that enriches their business.
Traineeships and apprenticeships are the perfect introduction to a workplace and its expectations. Our team of recruitment specialists, training experts and mentors work one-on-one with young people and employers across Western Australia to gain the skills and knowledge required in a real-world, practical setting ensuring that young people are set up for future success in their chosen career path.
That is exactly what trainee Zac has done with his employer TOMRA. Over the last 2 years Zac has been supported by his Mentor, Matt Paki and the TOMRA team to learn valuable skills ensuring that Zac can contribute and add value to the business, bringing the best version of himself in every step of the way. When Zak was asked what he would say to someone considering a traineeship, he answered “to expect the unexpected, to be open and willing to give all things a go”.
Two years or 24 months in a learning and development capacity exposes an individual to a great deal of personal and professional growth. This experience has been guided by Nudge Mentor, Matt, who has walked along side Zac on his traineeship journey providing a safe space to share challenges, issues, and positive events in his work and home life, enabling Zac to develop personally and professionally during the life of the traineeship.
Nudge and our mentors assist mentees through regular face-to-face sessions where pastoral and professional support is provided, goal planning is discussed and to talk about interests and family life generally.
When considering the value of Nudge Mentoring to both the business and the trainee Matt leads the way through his belief and action “There is a balance to providing good, wholesome support and mentoring – and a special way in which interaction is both valued by the mentee, and interesting and fulfilling for the mentor – its all about building great connections with both the trainee and their supervisor, while being present in the challenging and celebratory times.”
The triple bottom line philosophy stresses that social and economic responsibilities should be included in the objectives of organisation. When discussing with Charee Heta, People and Organisation Advisor, the value of traineeships in the TOMRA Belmont site, Charee commented on how delighted both her and the Belmont team where at seeing Zac complete his traineeship. Stating that it was great to provide young people employment opportunities in which they can develop their skills, see their progression through the traineeship journey and have a greater sense of achievement when completing their certificate. Charee believes that “trainees play a crucial role in the business model, having engaged young people offers reliable motivated staff to the business and provides excellent service to our customers, through positive interactions and a willingness to help”
Zac is an amazing example of persistent, hard-working and goal orientated mentee – well done to him on both completing his traineeship and winning the 2022 Nudge Technical Trainee of the Year awards, all the best for a bright future!