Surrounded by people preparing for the world of college and university Dominic found that the school structure just didn’t suit him.
Only a few months ago Dominic didn’t have a lot of confidence and was unsure how to get his career on track. He knew that he wanted to start work instead of going into further or higher education, and was sure that a practical role where he could learn on the job would be best suited to him.
After learning about the services offered by North Lanarkshire’s Working Dominic approached Routes to Work. During his time with Routes to Work Dominic embarked on confidence building courses, developed his CV, and was helped to improve his interview skills. Subsequently, he has been successful in receiving a position as an Apprentice Plumber with Cruden; a role he is enjoying and excelling in.
Since starting, Routes to Work have kept in touch, through in-work support, to ensure he is happy in his new role.
When speaking about his new job Dominic said;
“Before I started here I had no idea where I would get a job, as school just wasn’t for me. I am delighted with the support I was given from North Lanarkshire’s Working as it gave me confidence and opened up opportunities for me.”
“The ability to make a full time wage right out of school is a massive benefit, as well as the opportunity to go to college once a week. I am now looking forward to many more years with Cruden and want to thank Routes to Work for the support they have given me to get into this job.”
Cruden are a great company to work for, I love getting my hands dirty and learning on the job. I’ve worked on several sites already and love to see how they come together.
Paul Boland, from Cruden, said;
“Dominic started in August as a plumber apprentice through our Cruden Academy as part of our 2016 annual intake, and is one of fourteen new recruits.
“He is progressing exceptionally well and I would like to take this opportunity to thank North Lanarkshire’s Working and Routes to Work for their screening process, which produced excellent candidates”