When making a life-changing decision such as an international move, it’s helpful to hear from others who have made the leap. Here we talk to other MedHealth team members who have moved to Australia about why they made the choice, what work they are undertaking with MedHealth and the challenges and benefits they discovered.
Project Manager, atWork Australia
Heather and her family emigrated from South Africa in 2011, in search of a better life amid concerns about their personal safety and economic security. The reality of immigrating to Perth, Australia ended up being so much better than she had anticipated.
“Living in Australia matched and in fact exceeded my expectations. Being able to go to the park and shops freely – the lifestyle was so much better than I could have imagined,” she says.
Heather’s career in Australia commenced in occupational rehabilitation with WorkFocus Australia.
Executive General Manager, IPAR
Jo emigrated from New Zealand in 2007. She came for career opportunities and improved wage and employment conditions, and to make an impact by working for larger organisations.
In Australia, Jo, an Occupational Therapist, took a break from occupational rehabilitation to work as an Injury Management Advisor in an insurance role. She was fortunate to have some great leaders who encouraged her to take the next step.
In 2016, she took on a role with IPAR as its National Customer Experience Manager, then in 2019 she was promoted to her current role as the company’s Executive General Manager.
“The wonderful thing about working in Australia is that if you are prepared to put the work in, have confidence and seize opportunities, you can go so far,” Jo says.