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Back to work after 20 years

Our Employment and Training Officer, Gerry helped one of our customers get back into work after 20 years of unemployment.

 

Chris was offered a full-time job with Eastleigh Borough Council following a work experience placement with the Parks team at the council.

 

Our Employment and Training team has developed a relationship with Eastleigh Borough Council, through the Eastleigh Steering Group. Through fantastic joint working, Gerry was able to nominate Chris for a work placement with help from Job Centre Plus.

 

Gerry said: “This partnership meant Chris had access to excellent and successful support. After one week’s trial Eastleigh Borough Council wanted to offer Chris a job. They assisted him with his formal application as he has poor literacy and he has now officially started full-time employment.

 

“I’m really proud of how he’s embraced this job in such a positive way and how committed he is. His attitude has been brilliant and he’s getting his life back.”

 

Chris told us: “I’ve not worked for 20 years, so this experience has been life changing. It’s good to wake up every day and have a job to go to. It’s not only changed my finances, it’s given me a purpose and I love being praised for the work that I do.”

 

If you would like to know more about our employment and training service, visit one of our job clubs, or get in touch. 

“I’ve not worked for 20 years, so this experience has been life changing. It’s good to wake up every day and have a job to go to. It’s not only changed my finances, it’s given me a purpose and I love being praised for the work that I do.”

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