Help and support enable clients back into work
According to Careers Coach Mike, his client Shane was feeling at rock bottom when they met, but support from Community Learning has helped him on his way to achieving his goals.
As a young man, he had become involved in drugs, leading to a criminal conviction and time in prison.
He was referred to the ADDER project by his local job centre. Mike talked to him about what was holding him back, he had lost his driving licence which limited his choice of jobs. However, they found out that he could still train to use a 360 Digger.
Mike helped him apply to DWP to fund his training. He was awarded the funding and Mike arranged a bus pass to the training.
He is delighted and Mike is confident that he will find full time work.
“I will help him with his CV and we will start looking at the big construction companies in the New Year. He has a 360 digger licence which will appeal to a lot of employers. He’s a very likeable person. He wants to turn over a new leaf and help his family.”