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Meet Derrick in our Parks & Gardens crew

Our team members have such rich and varied backgrounds.

Before joining Huntlee Academy, Derrick worked at a local high school in the role of Aboriginal Support Officer and as a mental health carer. These days, you will find him driving a ride on mower or weilding a line trimmer around the Huntlee parks and green spaces and alongside the surrounding roads.

Derrick was introduced to the Academy from his job provider Mai-Wel Labour Force Solutions in late 2020 and is relishing all the training offered to him.

“The opportunities at Huntlee Academy are really good. You develop skills to move toward a full time career. One day I would like to be a greenkeeper in the sporting sector”, Derrick said.

Keep a look out for Derrick around the traps – and braving the cold (the worst part of the job he says!), while working in the Parks & Gardens team.