Diploma of Business
Ashfield resident Jazmin Staikos, 22, was determined to kick-start her career following an extended period of unemployment since leaving high school in 2008.
With a high level of unemployment among school leavers in the local area, Jazmin followed the advice of her local employment office and enrolled into the Double Diploma of Business and Management with Careers Australia.
“I couldn’t find the kind of work I wanted, so I decided to do further study to improve my business skills and employability. I’ve always wanted to have my own business and be a leader to others,” said Jazmin.
Well on her way to a double diploma, Jazmin began working a part time job at McDonald’s in Heberfield in November 2013 and was quick to demonstrate her leadership qualities to management.
“When my manager found out I was doing the double diploma, she encouraged me to complete the McDonald’s Trainers and Management course. I had heard that their training is among the best in Australia so I was absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity,” Jazmin said .
After finishing both courses, Jazmin was promoted to shift manager and following an impressive four months in that role, she was recently transferred to the much larger McDonald’s Haberfield store.
“I’ve been transferred to a store where I’ll be able to enhance the skills I have learnt in these courses. I’m looking forward to the new challenge because ultimately I’m aiming to become a store manager so I can take care of my own team,” said Jazmin.
Of her decision to study with Careers Australia, Jazmin says “It was the best decision I’ve made. I was nervous about going back to study, but the teachers made me feel comfortable. Even though I was the youngest in the class, they cared and helped me to the best of their ability.
“I wasn’t sure if I had what it would take to do the McDonald’s training, but having come so far in my diploma studies, I knew I would have the skills and confidence to be able to finish it.”