Scott secures full time job as HGV Driver after prison release, thanks to a little help
Scott served a long prison sentence before being released in the autumn of 2015. Scott struggled with adjusting to living in the community – he did not have permanent accommodation, money was tight, and his relationships with family were fractured… but Scott was keen to get better qualifications and a job.
Tyron Coley, Case Manager for Achieve North West Connect (ANWC) worked with Scott as part of their National Offender Management Service CFO Contract to look at qualifications in the heavy goods driving industry. ANWC told Scott that ESF would fund his qualifications and training to get a job. Hearing that ESF would be prepared to financially support “someone with my background” toward getting work really motivated Scott.
The first qualification Scott achieved was a Certificate of Professional Competence. After this he progressed to the Digital Tachograph Card qualification – also supported with ESF funding. Gaining these two qualifications meant Scott was now able to apply for real jobs.
Scott has now secured his first job almost a year after leaving prison. He feels that gaining a job has not only changed his life, but those of his daughters too.
His nominator Tyron Coley added, “One thing with a lot of offenders is they don’t get the support when they come out in the community…. well they feel like there isn’t, and more importantly they don’t have the confidence. I genuinely believe he’s overcome the most difficult, challenging part of his life so far”.
Scott has overcome great disadvantage to achieve great things, through hard work and commitment to education.
Scott says the ESF funded learning “made me realise I can actually achieve something in my life.”
Career Connect is proud to be the Prime Contractor for Achieve North West Connect, delivering across Cheshire, Warrington, Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester.
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