Chance if you want it in Tamworth

THERE is plenty of opportunity in Tamworth for those who are willing to get out and have a go according to Peel Valley Exporters recruitment manager Peter Mcleod.

Mr McLeod said a great example of how opportunity can knock and open the door to success is the story of two young men Jack Bragg and Dave Hamilton.

They arrived in Tamworth before Christmas, knocked on the manager’s door of the abattoir looking for work, and haven’t looked back since.

Mr Bragg who is 18, and compatriot Dave Hamilton, who is 20, both hail from Armidale but have been working in different places around the state from Nowendoc to Walgett, Jack with machinery, and Dave with livestock.

“We came to Tamworth for the opportunity to find work, and for something a bit different, and we just like it here,” Mr Bragg said.

While the abattoir has a fairly high staff turnover, it has a constant staff of more than 400 people, many of them immigrants. The abattoir slaughters 5400 beasts a day.

Mr Hamilton came here hoping to continue his stock work and wanting to work outside, so he works in the stockyards and the holding pens, while Jack works on the slaughter floor.

“I wanted to do something else, and learn some other skills. This opportunity came up and I really enjoy it. Tamworth is a good place to live as well,” Mr Hamilton said.

The men both work four 10-hour days a week and enjoy a long weekend every weekend, while getting on-the-job training and internationally recognised qualifications.

“These two guys came here with no recognised qualifications, both have now been bumped up the order a bit already, have recognised skills, and are just going great guns. 

“It just goes to show you what can be achieved, not just here, but in Tamworth in general, there is a lot of opportunity around for those who want it and are willing to work,” Mr McLeod said.

Mr McLeod said a great example of how opportunity can knock and open the door to success is the story of two young men Jack Bragg and Dave Hamilton.

They arrived in Tamworth before Christmas, knocked on the manager’s door of the abattoir looking for work, and haven’t looked back since.

Mr Bragg who is 18, and compatriot Dave Hamilton, who is 20, both hail from Armidale but have been working in different places around the state from Nowendoc to Walgett, Jack with machinery, and Dave with livestock.

“We came to Tamworth for the opportunity to find work, and for something a bit different, and we just like it here,” Mr Bragg said.

While the abattoir has a fairly high staff turnover, it has a constant staff of more than 400 people, many of them immigrants. The abattoir slaughters 5400 beasts a day.

Mr Hamilton came here hoping to continue his stock work and wanting to work outside, so he works in the stockyards and the holding pens, while Jack works on the slaughter floor.

“I wanted to do something else, and learn some other skills. This opportunity came up and I really enjoy it. Tamworth is a good place to live as well,” Mr Hamilton said.

The men both work four 10-hour days a week and enjoy a long weekend every weekend, while getting on-the-job training and internationally recognised qualifications.

“These two guys came here with no recognised qualifications, both have now been bumped up the order a bit already, have recognised skills, and are just going great guns. 

“It just goes to show you what can be achieved, not just here, but in Tamworth in general, there is a lot of opportunity around for those who want it and are willing to work,” Mr McLeod said.

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