Leeming: Melville Glades Golf Club links with disability employment service

Bizlink clients Alexander Smith and Tyson Camisa in the Melville Glades Golf Club kitchen. Picture: Jon Hewson
Bizlink clients Alexander Smith and Tyson Camisa in the Melville Glades Golf Club kitchen. Picture: Jon Hewson

A PARTNERSHIP between Melville Glades Golf Club and disability employment service Bizlink has seen two clients flourish in the kitchen.

Alexander Smith and Tyson Camisa both joined the golf club as cooks last year and a third Bizlink client is in the process of joining too.

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Golf club food and beverage manager Peter-John Booth said staffing was on the minds of all businesses.

“We were able to meet with Bizlink and we liked what they had to say, so we brought in Tyson and then Alexander and they are doing well,” he said.

Mr Camisa said he was enjoying the role and hoped to continue in the industry.

“We have to prep for a number of functions, including for 100 plus people during the ladies days on Tuesday and Thursdays,” he said.

“There’s also Rotary events as well and we make mains and desserts for them.

“My dream is to become a four-star chef and go on cruises.”

Bizlink marketing manager Steve Mangan said they were always looking for forward-thinking and progressive businesses to link up with.

“We have more than 1000 jobseekers with mental health presenting as an issue for about 80 per cent of them,” he said.

“We network with employers around WA to find opportunities for these workers.

“When people see what businesses like Melville Glades are doing they are more willing to pick up the phone and talk with us.”

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