Paul is the latest person to join our ‘workplace’ work experience programme, taking up an opportunity to work at the Onehunga YMCA.
Paul’s first duty was to partake in a game of basketball with some senior citizens and, as you can see from the picture, he had a great time!
However, it wasn’t all fun and games while gaining his work experience.
Sarah Freiberg, branch manager at YMCA Onehunga, helped Paul familiarise himself with all aspects of life working in a gym.
Paul was introduced to the paperwork and clerical side of the job, learned how to set up and tidy up activities, honed his customer service skills and much more.
To spur Paul on and help keep him motivated, YMCA Onehunga provided him with a free 10-week membership for the duration of his work experience.
This is something Paul was quite proud of and he made some of his work colleagues quite jealous!