"Not everyone is suited to working in an office or hospitality environment"

- MAX Placement Consultant
Natalie DeBattista

Oyster farmers show true grit

When recruiting staff to help grow the business, the owners of Endeavour Oyster Farm say the right attitude is a prerequisite.

“When I’m looking for a new employee, I’m looking for somebody that’s happy being outside, and somebody that’s dextrous and capable with their hands,” owner Bob Hill said.

“MAX Solutions sends us the right people, the ones that are prepared to be dirty, prepared to get wet and prepared to get in the water.”

For MAX customers Justin Knight, 19, and Joshua Hodgson, 36, they were the right people, in the right place at the right time.

Mr Hodgson was with MAX for eight months and Mr Knight had limited experience when he got the job.

MAX Placement Consultant, Natalie DeBattista, said finding two great candidates for the business was an unexpected bonus.

“It’s great working with employers like this who give people like Joshua and Justin an opportunity to work on a farm and gain skills,” she said.