Souths Cares School To Work Program graduate, Jasmin Allende, has successfully transitioned from fulltime student to fulltime employee with the NSW State Government.

Jasmin, a former student of Matraville Sports High School, is now working as an Operational Assistant at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Performing a variety of duties, Jasmin is enjoying the exposure to a wide range of office responsibilities and is confident the experience will inform her decision on attending university in the future.

“I was unsure of what I really wanted to do after school but university was definitely an option for me,” she said.

“I am very lucky to have a supportive employer and a job that will allow me the flexibility to attend further education.

“My employment is already helping me in identifying future career options and studying at university is still on my list.”

Souths Cares Indigenous Employment Manager, Alisha Parker-Elrez, said that she was very pleased for Jasmin and her recent appointment.

“Jasmin was a great candidate for the position so it was no surprise that the Court offered her a position,” Alisha said.

“Part of my role with Souths Cares involves mentoring the candidate through the employment process and supporting the employer during that transition phase.

“Although Jasmin knows I am here to continue to support and guide her, I doubt she will need much more assistance from me.

“Jasmin has already made such a positive impression on her employer.

“Recently, she received an email from the Court congratulating her on the terrific job she has been doing.

“The email was unexpected but it was reassuring for Jasmin to know that her new colleagues were happy with her appointment to the Court.

“The email also noted that Jasmin was one of the quickest learners they have ever seen at Court.”

Jasmin has also demonstrated discipline, maturity and commitment out of the office and on the sporting field.

In 2014 alone, Jasmin was selected in the Indigenous All Stars Rugby League team and the NSW Women’s Rugby Union Squad that toured Hong Kong for the World Cup in which Jasmin was named as an Outstanding Player. More recently, Jasmin was selected for the NSW Rugby League team.

Souths Cares would like to congratulate Jasmin on her achievements and wish her all the very best for all her future endeavours.

*The School To Work Program is funded by the Australian Government.