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February 21, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: February 21, 2020

A partnership between Hunter’s Hill Council and group training organisation My Gateway is giving young workers an opportunity to learn on the job while receiving an academic qualification.

Hunters Hill local Joshua Zufferey is the latest graduate to benefit from the collaboration.

For the past year, he worked as an administration officer at Council, with support in study and work from My Gateway.

He received a Certificate III in Business Administration on February 20 from My Gateway’s Employment & Career Partner Fiona McKinnon and Hunter’s Hill Council’s Human Resources Manager Rosanna Guerra.

Mr Zufferey said the traineeship helped him build a strong work ethic and taught him a wide variety of skills.

“I was given opportunities for big projects,” he said.

For the council, providing opportunities for young workers is part of its commitment to being a great place to work, with learning and development an integral part of its culture.

Ms McKinnon said My Gateway was where aspiring apprentices and trainees started their careers and employers accessed expert help to find, employ and train the right apprentices and trainees for their business.

“Our role as a group training organisation is to provide ongoing support to the apprentice, trainee and their host business from recruitment through to successful completion of their training,” she said.

“We do this by providing ongoing mentoring, support and advice to all parties.”

My Gateway employs apprentices and trainees across the Sydney metro and surrounding regions.

Hunter’s Hill Council expects to host more trainees in the near future.

 

Pictured (left to right): My Gateway’s Employment & Career Partner, Fiona McKinnon, graduating trainee Joshua Zufferey and Hunter’s Hill Council’s Human Resources Manager, Rosanna Guerra.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400 or 0408 027 518. Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011