Central Skills’ help meant Glenn got a job as an apprentice in warehousing
; Posted on May 26, 2010
“I am looking forward to starting my Apprenticeship with Central Skills as everybody there is helpful and listens to what you have to say. I never would have achieved what I have achieved in the last few months if it wasn’t for Central Skills.”
Glenn Ball, aged 17, from Arnold, started E2E with Central Skills in March 2010. During this programme he gained up-to-date knowledge of the working environment and support from a personal adviser.
He also receive an RTITB Fork Lift Truck Licence on completion of the programme. The licence and the training is worth over £1000, but to E2E learners this is completely free thanks to government funding.
Glenn says, “I had been unemployed since leaving the Army in January due to an injury; I didn’t really know what career I wanted to go into but saw the E2E programme as a good opportunity.”
Glenn was originally attracted to the programme because of the RTITB Fork Lift Truck Licence. Nevertheless, Glenn was surprised by everything else he also gained.
Glenn says, “All the staff at Central Skills are really supportive. As I had never really had many interviews or changed my CV since school I was surprised at how much I learned; it was really helpful.”
While attending Central Skills, Glenn went on a two week work trial with MKG Foods, a frozen food distributor based in Bilborough, Nottingham. After the work trial Glenn was employed on a permanent, full time contract. Glenn impressed his employers so much that they are now enrolling him onto the Apprenticeship in Warehousing & Storage with Central Skills to further his career.
The Apprenticeship is fully funded to 16–18 year olds and will allow Glenn to complete an NVQ in Warehousing and Storage Level 2 as part of the programme. He will also work towards the Technical Certificate (which involves written assignments based on his work role) and the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) (which cover areas such as equal opportunities and health and safety). Key Skills can also be completed to improve learners English and maths skills. Glenn says, “I also want to gain my Level 2 Certificates in Literacy and Numeracy, which I started as part of my development on the E2E programme.”
Glenn says, “I am looking forward to starting my Apprenticeship with Central Skills as everybody there is helpful and listens to what you have to say. I never would have achieved what I have achieved in the last few months if it wasn’t for Central Skills.”