Jason had been working at a supermarket for 13 years when he was made redundant in August 2018. He was struggling with his job searching due to his digital skills and dyslexia and was also struggling to find work.
At the end of January, Jason came to Positive People in Somerset. He was very motivated to find work and attended the Albemarle Job Club every Tuesday, as well as getting 1:1 training with Cosmic for digital skills.
Within the job club, Jason received support with his job searching and interview skills, as well as additional ways to look for work. Jason has now been successful in finding a part‐time job at Pets at Home within the job club and has started employment with them after completing an interview!
Jason has said “The project has helped me a lot in all sorts of ways, like with my computer skills. The interview skills and computer skills have helped me get my job at Pets at Home”.
Jason now has an up to date CV and cover letter that he can paste into applications. He has more digital confidence and feels comfortable applying for further positions on his own.
Jason is now looking for a second job to go alongside his work with Pets at Home. Jason has shown great dedication to get back into employment and we are so happy to see his success.
What challenges have you faced?
I struggled with computer skills like copying and pasting when job hunting. I did not know much about interview skills.
How did Positive People help you to overcome your challenges?
I have had help in job clubs with job hunting and how questions are worded. I have also had interview skills training and have help with my computer applications so I can apply for things on my own.
What difference has Positive People made to your life?
The project has helped me a lot in all sorts of ways, like with my computer skills. The interview skills and computer skills has helped me get my job at Pets at Home.
What are your future goals?
I’m still looking for work for more hours, but now have the skills to do so.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
If you are thinking about coming on to the project – go for it, it’s good.