Bobby is thriving in his new security role

Bobby is thriving in his new security role

Bobby Moore, 59 years old and from Cumbernauld was unemployed for ten years before he successfully secured his position with Strathclyde University.

Apprehensive about attending the employment support programme because of his social anxiety, Bobby was offered an outreach appointment so he could access the same level of support as other participants. As Bobby’s confidence grew, he was referred to the Digital College where he completed a Fire Marshal course.

“I was feeling isolated and alone, it seemed like finding work was a world away. I contacted Fair Start Scotland and the team supported me immensely. I soon gained access to a range of courses and I was really interested in the Fire Marshal option. It also gave me an ideal opportunity to update my CV.

Before I joined Fair Start, I had no routine. I didn’t know what it was like to work as it had been so long. But the team convinced me I had the abilities to find a job and highlighted my key skills. Linking those skills to a job role as well as gaining additional skills was essential.

I always wanted to work but just needed that extra push. I was supported with an application for a security role and was delighted to find out I was successful following the interview.”

Fair Start Scotland gave me the platform to find something which was right for me and I’m delighted to say I am now working as a Security Warden.”

Fair Start Scotland, an employment support service commissioned by the Scottish Government and delivered by Remploy across Lanarkshire and Tayside, aims to help people into fair and sustainable employment through tailored and individualised support.

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