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Will, a Tasmanian local, moved to Queensland to finish school and then work with machinery, before deciding to move back to family when COVID was finally behind us.

“Tasmania is just much quieter, and I love everything about it”, Will said. It just made sense to move back and get employment here.

After securing a position on the New Bridgewater Bridge Project, Will’s next step was to find housing seeing as he lived in Launceston and the work would be undertaken in the south of the state.

Will’s employer, McConnell Dowell through his recruitment team, Protech, told him about the JumpStart program which he and some friends jumped at.

The three young men all working together, will now also be learning to live independently together in a share house in the Hobart suburbs.

“While I’ll miss Nan’s cooking and the fact she gave me dessert every night, I’m really looking forward to living with other young men and the accountability that comes with that” Will says.

“Learning how to budget and other skills that come with the program will also be sick!”


We asked Will a bit more about himself:

  • Loves Nirvana and Two and Half Men,
  • calls dibs on the mowing rather than mopping,
  • loves a cookie in his lunch,
  • can cook a mean chicken dinner,
  • favourite sport is snowboarding,
  • enjoys playing monopoly,
  • follows Danny Duncan,
  • prefers savoury over sweet.

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Find out more about our JumpStart program today and how we could assist with a weekly rental subsidy of up to $50pw.

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