Although Yousif had worked for 30 years in a smash repair shop in Iraq, he was unsure how to find a job in Australia.
Yousif, his wife and two children arrived in Australia as refugees from Iraq in early 2019 and settled in Fairfield.
Just six months after arriving in Australia, with limited English and wanting to find work, Yousif joined Global Skills. The staff at our Fairfield office provided training on job search skills and how to apply for work in line with Yousif’s existing skills, experience and ambitions, and provided interpreting services.
In February 2020, Yousif gained some experience in a Sydney smash repair shop before moving to Glossop Street Smash Repairs in June 2020.
Yousif said, “Global Skills helped me with a lot of things so I can get this role. With their support, I found a smash repairs shop that had a vacant position. Global Skills assisted me get the job, and helped me with work clothes.
“I enjoy my job a lot because I am good with cars. This job has allowed me to gain more experience and learn lots of new skills.”