Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Ronny Reichelt

Ronny Reichelt and his son, Gus and explain how Gus found himself a second part-time job and how they've worked with his employers to customise the role.

About Ronny Reichelt

Portrait of Ronny ReicheltRonny is a husband and father of three children. As a Chartered Professional Engineer, Ronny works as an Engineering Consultant, specialising in electrical design and project management. He enjoys his work because it makes a positive impact on the environment and the way people work and live.

Ronny enjoys challenges and loved the process of renovating the family home, a nearly-100-year old building in a heritage area. He turned the drafty double-brick building into a comfortable, energy-efficient home that retains the building’s original features. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, yoga, cycling, gym, and gardening.

How Gus found himself a second job through his community connections

Gus Reichelt and Ronny Reichelt

Gus Reichelt has worked at the CSIRO as a part-time Research Technician since 2019, the year after he finished year 12. He works 15 hours a week and is paid Award wages. But this isn’t enough income for a man in his twenties with a goal to move out of the family home, especially in Canberra’s housing market.

In this presentation, Gus and his father, Ronny, tell how Gus found himself a second part-time job through his patronage of a local men’s hairdressing salon. They describe how his employers have worked with Gus and Ronny first to determine Gus’s interest in and commitment to the role and then to customise his training and duties.

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