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about us

Our mission is to build a community which recognises the extraordinary benefits older workers have to offer and which celebrates their contribution to the workplace

Our core functions include curating useful and interesting work related information, managing a jobs network, hosting events and finding relevant opportunities for further learning.

The inspiration for workr comes from so many people in their fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties, who each in their own way are living dynamic, interesting lives. 

 

So many of these people are working...in a job, in their own businesses or on projects which may or may not be businesses…and of course, there are as many different ways of interpreting the meaning of the word 'work' as there are different people doing the work.

We're here to help. If there's anything work related you would like some help with, we'd love to hear from you. To get in touch, please feel free to use our chat or click here.

As a community, we're able to meet each other, learn about each other, learn from each other and share experiences, stories and ideas

POWERED BY COMMUNITY

NOT BY ADS

A community of and for older workers...a community designed to support those who are choosing to keep working, those who are looking for work and those who are looking for workers

The best thing about my working life has always been the extraordinary people I’ve met, worked with, and continue to meet…and it’s the connection with people which provides the inspiration for workr.co

Simon

Pemberton | FOUNDER

My first proper job was as a studio junior in an advertising agency in London’s Soho Square. It’s where I developed an abiding love of type which laid the foundations for my career, first as a typographer, then as a graphic designer and on to becoming the Head of School with a number of graphic design schools. More recently, my journey included setting up the McWhirter Foundation in Australia…before doing what I’m doing now…building workr.co

the road to here...

  • DIRECTOR OF THE McWHIRTER FOUNDATION (AUSTRALIA)

  • FOUNDER AND HEAD OF SCHOOL - TRACTOR DESIGN SCHOOL

  • HEAD OF SCHOOL - BILLY BLUE, RAFFLES KVB AND CATC

  • NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSOCIATION

  • NSW PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSOCIATION

  • FOUNDER OF THE AUSTRALIAN TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB

  • PUBLISHED “ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS” - A BOOK AND VIDEO DOCUMENTARY FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH 13 OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

  • A NUMBER OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN A RANGE OF DESIGN MAGAZINES

  • MORE THAN 50 AWARDS IN ADVERTISING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UK

  • MEMBER OF NUMEROUS GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS JUDGING PANELS

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