Finding their Guardian Angel - Wayne's Story
Posted on 7th March 2018 at 14:53
Our Client, Wayne, is a 33 year old male from East Belfast who hadn’t been in full time employment since 2013.
To help upskill the client in computers, Wayne took advantage of the ECDL Essentials programmme and over a 12-week course (one half day per week) gained confidence in areas such as Web Browsing, Using Email, Information Security and File Management.
Wayne then moved onto an induction in warehousing with Henderson Group, receiving training and certificates in first aid, manual handling, health and safety and a forklift license.
Speaking about Wayne’s journey, his mentor, Carla, commented:
“We worked together to identify courses that would develop Wayne’s confidence, provide him with opportunities to socialise and strengthen his CV. We met weekly and worked together to apply for roles, write a new CV and prepare for upcoming interviews. I’m delighted that Wayne found a job and wish him all the best moving forward.”
Contacting Carla after his first week on the job, Wayne emailed to say:
“…so far, so good!
The first two days were tough getting used to a bit of hard work and the 12hr shifts but it’s all good now, I'm even getting extra money for being the night shift First Aid officer, so thank you for putting me through that course.
I'm really happy and it’s all down to you giving me the confidence and help to get there, so a massive thank you to yourself. I don't know where I would be without all your hard work and support, you have helped me change my life and I’ll never forget that. You've been fantastic - like a guardian angel.
You are an inspiration, if only the world had more people like you!”
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