From humble beginnings in 1963, Des’s Minibuses has expanded rapidly to become one of South Australia’s largest transport companies. Des’s Minibuses is not just your ordinary 'taxi bus' company, but a professional people transport corporation with diverse solutions. Starting with just a handful of taxis, Des’s has expanded to offer chartered tours, rental minibuses and their well-known transfer service.
Committed to the community, in 2013 Des’s offered Tim Norton, one week of work experience while at school. This work experience period exposed Tim to an environment that he loved and after this opportunity, he became very interested in working with buses.
When Tim came into the Barkuma service in 2016, he mentioned how much he enjoyed his time at Des’s. It was now Barkuma’s turn to ensure we got the job that was right for Tim and began talking to Des’s about an opportunity. Bruce mentions “Barkuma and Des’s Adelaide have a great working relationship and the mentoring service of the support workers is the pivotal point of success in the relationship.” As a result, Tim was offered work two days a week and jumped at the chance to work with Des’s.
Since then, Tim has shown great enthusiasm and motivation to work and this has made all the difference for his employers. “I really enjoy seeing Tim interact with our staff and get great pleasure from feedback relating to the quality of the work he undertakes and completes.”
To anyone considering employing a Barkuma job seeker Bruce says “I would certainly recommend it. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Barkuma and see the results on Tim’s personality and confidence.”