Kevin gained the transferable skills to get a job at a car garage
; Posted on March 30, 2010
“I enjoyed working with the staff – they were really helpful.”
“Kevin has settled in really well. He is polite and punctual. The Future Jobs Fund programme will give him workshop experience as well as giving me an extra set of hands in the workplace.”
Kevin Lovatt, aged 20, from Broxtowe, was referred to Central Skills by his adviser, Jane, from Jobcentre Plus in Bulwell. At his pre-talk he was told all the details of the Warehousing & Fork Lift Truck Awareness programmes on offer and decided to start the programme.
Kevin completed a variety of training whilst with Central Skills. He particularly benefited from the employability activities such as CV Writing and Interview Techniques. They enabled Kevin to feel more confident when entering interviews. He was able to make the best out of his experience and identify personal skills that could be adapted and transferred across the variety of jobs he was applying for.
Kevin completed a wide range of vocational training as well. He completed training on a fork lift truck along with Health & Safety and First Aid. This range of transferable skills and his adaptable nature encouraged Kevin to apply for a Future Jobs Fund Job with Jim Steel – a car garage in Bilborough.
Kevin was successful in getting the job and started in February 2010 – only a month after starting Work Focused Training. He also enrolled onto an NVQ in Mechanics. The NVQ allows Kevin to build up his experience in the motor vehicle repairs industry alongside getting a qualification.
Kevin says of his success, “I had never planned this as a career route but I am really enjoying it.” Kevin didn’t think that when enrolling on the course that within four weeks he would have had a job and be on his way to achieving a qualification. Kevin hopes to complete his qualification and continue with a career in the motor vehicle repair industry.
Of his time at Central Skills Kevin says, “I really enjoyed it. There is nothing bad to say. I enjoyed working with the staff – they were really helpful.”
Wayne Burton, Kevin’s manager at Jim Steel, says, “Kevin has settled in really well. He is polite and punctual. The Future Jobs Fund programme will give him workshop experience as well as giving me an extra set of hands in the workplace.”