Andy came to Works Better in 2017. He has a learning difficulty which he identifies as a barrier to finding suitable work. He also suffered with a lack of confidence and low self-esteem which made him have quite a negative view on his ability to return to work. However he was keen to get a job so he kept in touch with his transitional support worker to keep to his back to work journey.
With some one to one mentoring, focussing on personal development and confidence building and through attending Job Clubs on a regular basis. Andy slowly began to accept the advice and support from the team was always there when he needed it and his attitude began to change.
After some work applying for work trials with a recruitment support officer Andy was offered work experience working on a packing line, this placement started to improve his overall wellbeing and Andy began to grow in confidence. The whole experience made a big difference in how he approached being in a working environment and with this Andy was motivated to look for a permanent paid role.
As Andy started to feel better about himself he started to realise he was ready to apply for jobs. He had more information about the local labour market and was confident in his ability to do well in interviews. On August 31st 2018 Andy started work with a local firm in Brighouse as a packer, he was delighted and all that hard work and effort really paid off. He couldn’t wait to share the news with our team to show his progress.
This candidates name has been changed to protect their identity.