Ex Jockey ready for next career ride

Jobfind is pleased to announce Phillip Angrave as our Job Seeker of the Week.

Phillip, a 49 year old man has extensive work experience in a variety of industries including farming & a 20 year career in the horse racing industry where he performed roles in horse management, a stable hand and had stints as a jockey. Other extensive work experience has been in total yard maintenance & lawn mowing.

Recently he also completed a certificate 2 in Warehousing and did a work placement with Coles at Warilla.

He has a current First Aid certificate, White card and a Manual Handling certificate.

Jobfind Dapto business manager Claudine Levy said: “Phillips work ethic is demonstrated in many ways, his stints as farm & stable hands means he knows the meaning of hard work and everyone knows that jockeys have a lot of grit and determination.

Phillip has never missed an appointment and will absolutely do whatever it takes to get the job done. “

Claudine added that Phillip received in 2016 a commendation award for going above and beyond his volunteering requirements as part of a joint venture event between Jobfind and Wollongong City Council- Australia Day Celebration.

“He personally received this award from the Wollongong Lord Mayor- Gordon Bradbury at a celebratory dinner attended by many local dignitaries.”

Phillip has had to overcome some of life’s challenges including anxiety and depression, but he believes having a satisfying sustainable working life plays an important role in maintaining a positive outlook on life.

Phillip is also principle carer for his daughter so he is looking for an employer that can be a little flexible so that he is able to take his daughter to primary school and pick her up in the afternoon.

In receiving his accolade as Job Seeker of the Week Phillip said he was thrilled to receive the award.

“Receiving this is quite unexpected but I’m hoping this added publicity will assist me in getting a role that I can really get stuck into and develop a long term career path.” he said.


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