Lewis, aged 26, has a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Education Studies but was having difficulties in securing work due to a lack of confidence and recent experience in the workplace. Thanks to support received from Working Futures staff at Local Solutions, that’s all changed and he’s about to start work with Co-operative Bank. The help received included:
Lewis said: “If I hadn’t taken part in the project I would not be where I am today, the motivation and the confidence that the course has instilled within me has given me the ability to successfully interview for two separate jobs and be offered two different roles.”
He added: “The Working Futures programme is a credit to the European Social Fund. The support, patience and the willingness to help from all the staff involved in the programme is insurmountable.
The opportunities and the tailored learning experience for every individual is unlike anything I have ever experienced in a classroom and is massively effective in suiting individual’s needs and helping to overcome any barriers they may have.”