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Name: Hollie Newbury

How do you feel about your time on the Engage to Change DFN Project SEARCH programme?

It has been good so far I guess, I mean what you can say.

What internships have you done since you started Engage to Change DFN Project SEARCH?

I have been an administration assistant and receptionist in the Human Resources department.  I have been in the same place for three of my internships but the tasks have become more complex.

What has been your favourite internship and why?

I have really liked working in Human Resources because there was a lot to do like filing, answering phones and helping with training rooms. My colleagues were nice and made me feel good.

Describe some of the tasks you carried out during the year.

  • Filing
  • Updating staff records on the University system CORE.
  • Doing data input
  • Booking training rooms
  • Providing catering to people doing training

How has it helped you to be on Engage to Change DFN Project SEARCH and what have you learned during the year?

It has helped me to know what it is like to work and how I can get a job.

How have Lily (job coach), Kerri and Bev (college instructors) helped you during the year? What kind of support have you had from them?

They’ve helped me to get a job.

What kind of jobs are you applying for and have you been successful yet?

I haven’t been successful yet but I’ve had three interviews. I am looking for office work like admin.

Now that Engage to Change DFN Project SEARCH is coming to an end, what would you like to do, or what do you plan to do in the future?

Sleep! And get a job working with admin or childcare.