Installing a bright future through Kickstart

Sefton@Work registered Luke(21) onto the ESF Ways to Work project after he was referred by Job Centre Plus. The project supports local people into work through job search, coaching and skills development.  It is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative.

As a Kickstart Gateway provider, Sefton@Work work closely with local businesses to develop quality kickstart placements that offer our young people the opportunity train and learn while they earn.

Luke’s skillset was matched to an opportunity with Fox Networking Ltd for a Trainee Network Installer.  To ensure he was fully prepared before going to the employer for interview Luke attended the Kickstart access training at Sefton Community Learning to enhance and refresh his interview skills. Luke was offered a 6-month role as a Trainee Installer.

Tim at Fox Networking Ltd said “Luke has really applied himself well, only starting a month ago he has already hit the job role brief of developing his skills to the point where he will eventually be provided with a company van to enable him to complete installation work and will continue to learn new and transferable skills.

Luke is also Fox Networking’ first employee!  Very much a mobile and flexible role, so far, they have covered hundreds of miles visiting new and existing customers from London to Newcastle, but Luke was visited in Bootle recently by his Placement Officer who reported how great it was to hear from both Luke and Tim that the placement was working very well for both parties.

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