Win-Win for Youth Employment

Win-Win for Youth Employment

In Narrabri, like in many regional towns, jobs can be tricky to find, especially your first job. Which is why Nick and Sharon hired Alan, a young man big on enthusiasm but short on experience.  Alan came to them through the Youth Jobs PaTH scheme, a scheme run by the Australian government to help find those crucial first jobs at the start of a career.

Alan started at Adelong Motel in late July this year and has quickly grown in his roles as a cleaner, housekeeper and barista.  He has a great eye for detail which has helped him become a valued team member in a short time and his confidence has grown both as an employee and as a person.

Considering how successful Alan has been, Nick and Sharon would definitely look to hire more staff through this program when positions become available. They recommend other small-town businesses follow suit, advising “While you do need to invest time and support in the beginning, it is so worth it to see the difference it makes and to have engaged and well-trained staff, while also supporting the local community!”

 

Turtle Time in Bundaberg

Turtle Time in Bundaberg

Every year at the beginning of summer, the majestic Loggerhead Turtles journey to Mon Repos Conservation Park near Bundaberg to nest and soon after thousands of hatching turtles emerge from the sands. From January through til late March, tiny hatchlings can be seen taking their first flips toward the shore. Hundreds of tiny footprints linking the sand dunes to the sea are a tell-tale sign of the turtle hatchlings. Witnessing this rare sight — a once a year dash to the water’s edge — is one of Queensland’s top animal encounters that you can experience in the Bundaberg region.

To celebrate this annual pilgrimage, our two Bundaberg properties are offering a unique Turtle Experience package – contact us direct, book any room and we’ll include two delicious hot breakfasts for you to enjoy with our compliments.

Book at Sugar Country Motor Inn

This offer is valid from now until the end of February 2018.