It’s been a tough journey for young South Australian, Luca Galieri, who was involved in a car accident in early 2019 which left him with a back condition that hampered his ability to get back into the workforce. While he was at home recovering, Luca, 24, was considering a suitable career move and approached Centrelink to discuss his options. He was happily surprised when Centrelink referred him to Maxima’s Joblink division.

Immediately I saw progress,” says Luca. “I went in and met with the Maxima Consultant, who helped me get my resume sorted and helped to prepare me for the return to work.”

“I was told that a good option for me was to volunteer to get used to participating in a workplace again.” After a short time volunteering, Luca took the next step and attended an interview organised by Maxima, with the community meal provider, Nonna’s Cucina.

Luca is now successfully navigating his way around Nonna’s Cucina, where his full-time role in Administration and Reception has been a positive challenge and he’s made a fantastic impression, especially with Kelley Russo, Nonna’s Cucina CEO, who reports Luca is just fantastic”.
“He just ‘gets it’ and has a tremendous work ethic. In just three months, Luca’s gone from a job trial to a short-term casual, to a part-time permanent employee – he’s been amazing, and we adore him already,” says Kelley.

Luca is grateful to Maxima for ‘going the extra mile’ to land him a job he feels passionate about – working for a company that provides a great service to the local community. I just love it here – it’s so rewarding and fulfilling being part of such a great team.”