24 job opportunities up for grabs as Gladstone program ramps up


24 job opportunities up for grabs as Gladstone program ramps up
  1. 24 job opportunities up for grabs as Gladstone program ramps up
    gladstoneobserver.com.au
    RACHEL Smith has turned up to work with a beaming smile every day for the past six…
    Queensland

RACHEL Smith has turned up to work with a beaming smile every day for the past six months.

The keen basketballer, dancer and soccer player has completed work experience at Office National, stacking shelves and greeting customers with her warm smile.

The 18-year-old has an intellectual disability after medical professionals, shortly before her seventh birthday, realised an inability to process protein was causing her to suffer seizures.

Ms Smith was employed through a six-month work experience program arranged by disability employment service APM.

"I'm a generally happy and joyful person all the time," she said.

"I enjoy serving the customers."

While her work placement is almost finished, APM has a goal to employ 24 Gladstone people with disabilities in the next four…