Traineeship a significant win for Imogen, who is beginning her career in ECEC
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Traineeship a significant win for Imogen, who is beginning her career in ECEC

by Freya Lucas

June 18, 2021

Imogen Regan-Black is excited to begin a traineeship in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector following her successful completion of the School Leaver Employment Supports program offered by BUSY Ability, an organisation that supports those with disabilities to engage in employment or further training for a career path.


Imogen’s career dream was to work with children, a BUSY Ability representative explained. When a childcare traineeship opportunity came up with Benowa Children’s Centre, Imogen was put forward for the role.


She was supported to build interview skills, successfully gaining a four day work trial, which “was a great way to prove to the employer that she was the right person for the role but also a great way to confirm to herself that this was definitely what she wanted to do.”


Following the work trial, Imogen was offered a role with the service, where she has been working ever since. 


“BUSY Ability had a great influence in helping me gain employment in my dream job. I decided in grade 10 that I wanted to work with children, now I am!” Imogen said.


Tracey Turner, Imogen’s supervisor at Benowa, said Imogen has settled in well with the team, and is “wonderful” with the children. 


“We are really excited to see her progress and are grateful to have her as part of the team,” she added.


Benowa Children’s Centre has recently come on board as an Employ-Ability 100 employer, dedicated to inclusiveness in the workplace.


“Organisations like Benowa Children’s Centre are making a difference not only through the important services they provide for young children and their educational start, but by supporting inclusivity in the workplace. We are pleased to have them on board as an Employ-Ability 100 partner”, Jason Shield, CEO for BUSY Ability said.


Further information about Benowa Children’s Centre is available here.  Businesses wishing to become an Employ-Ability 100 partner and promote inclusivity in the workplace can register for the community awareness campaign at  or call 1800 761 561 for more information.

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