When James Plant found his work circumstances in IT changing, he sought something a little bit different.
This led him to applying for a mature-age apprenticeship at the City of Playford.
“In my previous job…my role was no longer needed…and I thought outdoor work sounded appealing – so here I am,” James said.
While the avid vinyl collector had previously spent his time working with computers, the thought of seeking further employment in that area wasn’t so appealing.
“I definitely wanted to work outdoors, didn’t want to work in an office environment again and I think you need to find something you like, something you are interested to do – or follow your passions, make a change. I like this – I’m learning every day and learning new skills every day.”
James can’t speak highly enough of his new workplace and colleagues and is very popular among his team.
“My host employee City of Playford – including working with Darren, Luke and Zac and all the parks and verges team – have all been very supportive,” James said.
“(I’m here amongst) all different age groups, all different experiences and I’ve been supported by all of that crew.”
James is just one of many South Australians taking advantage of the myriad of job opportunities available for the young and young at heart and appeared in a Seven News jobs special (WATCH HERE).
The special program filmed with the support of the State Government provided tips on how to find jobs in industries that are “crying out for workers”.
The City of Playford offers a variety of employment pathways, from working in the parks and reserves team, through to community support, IT and finance – keep an eye on the City of Playford’s Facebook or Linked in pages for regular updates on new opportunities at Council.
You can also visit the Northern Adelaide Jobs website for employment opportunities in our community.