Makaela Cremona

Throughout my time at high school, I was always set that I wanted to graduate, attend university and become a primary school teacher. At school, we didn’t have many post-school options presented to us, one of the few being university. My parents also wanted to see me take this route so I thought that was the best option.

Come the end of my first year of uni, I found that it was not for me at all. I didn’t want to be a teacher anymore and I found the structure of uni was quite difficult. I took some time to work, did a few other courses to see what I enjoyed and even went back to uni as I thought I should just finish what I started… but I only lasted 3 weeks! I came to the realisation that I wanted to gain hands-on experience, wanting to start my career as a receptionist. However, I found it difficult to find any positions that didn’t require any experience.

That’s when I found ARC and business traineeships! It really appealed to me that not only could I gain full time work out of this opportunity but I was also able to study and gain a qualification in business at the same time. Since completing my traineeship in July 2018, I have since been successful in gaining a role in the recruitment team where I am able to challenge myself every day, work with an amazing team and grow my career even further!

Find out a little bit more about me in a little video I made for you here: https://youtu.be/oMyDruYqPTc

Madison Dodds

After graduating Year 12, I knew I wanted a career in the Business industry, but didn’t want to commit to another 3 to 4 years of full time study and I wanted to start earning more money!

After realising most companies were looking for ‘at least 1 years’ experience’, I searched for business traineeships and found out I could work Monday to Friday, get a qualification and still earn a full time wage (winning)!

Fast forward to now, five years later, and I have built a very fulfilling career in the recruitment industry helping school leavers (just like you) start their career in the business industry.

I look forward to helping you along your journey!

Find out a little bit more about me in a little video I made for you here: https://youtu.be/96JsAjt5LCk

Mercina Markou

After graduating from Year 12, I followed the pathway that I was told was the ‘logical’ next step…I went to university.

Being a practical learner, I soon found the classroom setting of uni to be disengaging – not to mention that I wasn’t even sure if what I was studying was the right career for me.

So, I made the decision to leave uni and worked in retail for a year before I stumbled across an ad for a ‘business traineeship’. I had no idea that this interview would be the start of what has been an amazing career in the corporate world!

Fast track 10 years to now, where I lead the recruitment team at ARC and love what I do as every day we make career development easy for young people just like you!

I am thankful every day for the opportunity that ARC gave me all those years ago and find a great sense of fulfillment in working with other business who support young people in their careers.

Find out a little bit more about me in a little video I made for you here: https://youtu.be/RudFWx1zI-A

Justine Clark

After completing Year 12, I was really confused about where I wanted my career to take me. I had always wanted to get into school teaching however, being the hands-on learner I am, the thought of attending uni for four years just didn’t really appeal to me.

I thought I would take a gap year, find a job, and by then, hopefully I would be able to find the right direction! My job search lead me to ARC Group where I applied for a customer service position at a large financial organisation. During my time in my 12-month business traineeship where I learnt invaluable skills that have helped me throughout my career, I was offered to stay on permanently at the host company I was assigned to and worked there for seven years. Striving for success, I worked my way up to a senior role in the business, as an acting team leader, mentoring and training a motivated, ambitious team around me.

After a working holiday for two years in London, I wanted to work towards a company that shared my values and passion for education. This landed me back at ARC which is where it all started! I have been here at ARC for nearly four years now, starting off as a Recruitment Consultant and working my way up to now a Senior Recruitment Consultant position.

There are so many opportunities this traineeship can give you and with hard work and dedication you can aim to achieve any goal you set!

Find out a little bit more about me in a little video I made for you here: https://youtu.be/M-85vOKca0A

Ailidh Morrison

After completing Year 12, I was out to make my parents proud. Of course, that meant going to university. I lasted 6 months. I couldn’t learn and I definitely was not motivated. I knew I was a hands-on learner and I had missed the support we would get at school. Four years of this? No way.

I left university to travel. After an experience to never forget, I was back in my hometown searching for a job. I stumbled across ARC Group and that same week, made the trip to Sydney for an interview. I soon found myself living in the city while completing a business traineeship with ARC – halfway through my course, I was hosted to a large financial organisation.

I had big dreams, dreams I didn’t even know were possible if I hadn’t been given my traineeship opportunity. Those dreams became a reality when I completed my traineeship and stepped into a leadership role in that same company, leading the teams I was once a member of! I spent three years in this role, and through that role, I recognised in myself a burning passion to make career development easy. Naturally, I found myself back at ARC, where I currently work in a 360 Recruitment Consultant role!

I get to live my passion of changing lives and kick-starting career paths every day. I count my lucky stars that I stumbled across ARC – the opportunities are endless and you can do just the same!

Find out a little bit more about me in a little video I made for you here: https://youtu.be/0QK1jEKSCeA