A life-threatening illness suffered in childhood, meant that 23-year old Callum Gill missed out on key elements of his education, resulting in a lack of self-confidence and social skills and difficulties securing work.
Staff at the Working Futures programme operated by St Helens Chamber offered him personal development and employability sessions, which focussed on tackling his barriers, as well as gaining relevant qualifications including Level 2 Maths and Health and Safety.
Elaine Conroy from St Helens Chamber said:
“Through the help and support available through Working Futures, Callum has made excellent progress. He has shown real commitment to achieving his targets and overcoming his issues.”
As a result of the support and practical help received, Callum has secured an Apprenticeship in Transport Administration with H&M Distribution.
“I don’t think I could have been successful in gaining a job, if it wasn’t for Working Futures. Thank you – the programme is brilliant for people who just want a chance to do well and succeed.”