One of our young people has been working hard across the last couple of months applying for different jobs, throughout this time he was successful in getting and attending three different interviews. He realised that attending an interview was the first time he had done something to that magnitude on his own, previous work experience had always been arranged for him by adults at Specialist Education Services.
One of the interviews he had was at a popular riverside pub, he successfully got through the first stage and was invited to work a trial shift. Following this, he was offered the job and was also paid for the hours worked on the trial shift. He will be working in the kitchen and carrying out front of house duties.
He is looking forward to starting his first proper shift, this is a big leap forwards as six months ago he was adamant he didn’t want, or need, to work. He has gained the confidence to show his abilities to prospective employers. He is looking to purchase a push bike to enable him to get to and from work without having to rely on the adults for transport.