There are 1.6 million unemployed people in the UK and there are over 300,000 people who are homeless. So people in these situations need all the help they can get to get back on their feet. That’s why Wayne Pickering is our first Jobseeker of the Month for 2018 because only a few weeks ago he was one of those people!
Wayne first came to our Hull centre in August of last year when he was living in a hostel for homeless people. His time at our centre was slow going at first as he explained about staying up all night helping other residents that needed medical aid. This was the Hull Tutor’s first indication of what a good guy Wayne is!
Wayne initially began with Entry Level 3 Digital Skills and then moved on to a Level 1 maths course. Whilst completing his maths qualification, Wayne was offered a permanent home. This was fantastic news for Wayne but it appeared that he wouldn’t be able to return to complete his learning.
After moving into his new home Wayne was left with no income for a few days. During this time he walked four miles every day to completed his learning. Wayne also had no food, so the staff at in2wrk Hull rallied round to make sure he had a hot meal each day in centre.
Before he had a chance to complete his maths qualification, Wayne was offered a full-time job. This was more amazing news for Wayne who, in just a short amount of time, had gained two qualifications, a permanent home and a full-time job.
Wayne was very positive about his experience at in2wrk Hull and had nothing but admiration towards to tutors in the centre.
“My life has changed so much in the past six months,” Wayne told us.
“Thank you all for your hard work, I am so happy right now and I would recommend you to anyone who wanted to better themselves.”
“Thank you again, when I get a day off I’ll pop in for a coffee to see everyone.”
With a whole new lease of life ahead of him, we wish Wayne the best of luck in his future.
If you want to take that first step towards improving your career prospects call 01473 898 221 or fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.