James joined the Advance Work Choice programme in November 2017 as a customer. From their first meeting staff could see that James was extremely motivated and professional, with a burning desire to get into paid employment as quickly as possible.
With this great attitude as a foundation we employed James under Advance's Supported Business Placement scheme. James worked in our Northfield Outreach Centre for 3 months and spent his time helping the staff to give support to others. His work ethic was amazing showing true potential.
After assistance from his Employment Advisor and In-Work Support Advisor to apply for a variety of different roles, James was invited to an interview.
As this was his first interview for some time the Advance Employment Team were able to give James some top tips for interview preparation. A combination of this support and his own determination secured James a job offer.
James will be supporting people with very complex barriers in their life. We are confident he will be brilliant in this role. We will continue to support James through our dedicated in-work support model and wish James all the best for the future.