Arani - Sandgate High School
“The program has helped me think more about after school. I had a bit of an idea about my future - like trying to pass Year 12 and look for a good job. Now I’m interested in engineering or something like that.
“At McDonald’s we learnt about different types of roles, such as marketing, and sales. We also learnt about our personality and talents. Mine was a planner, advisor, heart and extrovert, which is pretty right. Finding suitable careers and pathways for our personality was my favourite part of the program – I didn’t expect that.
“I also learnt that I get along with people. That’s a big thing. The program was also good for confidence building, and I learnt skills to work out my career pathway.
“I also enjoyed meeting some of the managers and hearing how they got through their career to the head of a department in the company. It was inspiring to hear them say they started from the bottom and worked their way up. Some started cleaning the toilets and now they have made it all the way to Head Office!
“This year I’ve chosen subjects for engineering, like metal work, that will help me achieve and become a mechanical engineer. I’m also trying to get a trade-based traineeship in engineering. At the moment I’m feeling pretty focused and I’m trying to fix up my act!