Client Success Story: John

Building Better Opportunities

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After speaking to an advisor at the Job Centre, John referred himself to Enable’s Building Better Opportunities Project. John wanted to return to work after a gap of four years due to a serious health condition. John had regained his HGV license himself but needed a CPC certificate to go with the license. This is a legal requirement and the way forward to gaining employment in the driving sector. Funding from the BBO project helped him gain the CPCs certificate and he was then able to start job searching. There were ups and downs along the way but eventually he found the right job to match his skills and experience. When he secured a job at an engineering company he found an employer who was not only impressed with his determination, drive and attitude but who also understood his disability and was willing to accommodate his needs. Gina, John’s Employment Officer, was happy to have supported him to find a job and employer that was right for him.

Gina said:

“I really admire his determination to succeed and to live life to the full despite his disability. He has worked hard to overcome barriers to employment and achieve success.”

John said:

“I have no hesitation in recommending Enable and especially Gina for all the help, support and funding I received. When everyone had written me off Gina gave me the help and support and a boost in confidence that I so desperately needed. I have now found a job with a very understanding employer who takes my disability into account and is there to help if I’m struggling with anything, and I know that Gina is always at the end of the phone if I need her or help and advice.”

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