“Remploy have been absolutely brilliant in helping me turn my life around.”
Wrexham man Malcolm Clutton readily admits that he had almost given up hope of ever getting back into work when he registered with Remploy in July 2009.“I had been out of work for three years and my confidence was rock bottom,” said Malcolm, who has a history of depression.
“I applied for a number of security jobs but was unsuccessful because I lacked experience. Rejection was tough and I found the absence of feedback from employers particularly frustrating,” added Malcolm, who was persuaded by staff at Remploy’s Wrexham branch to widen his search.
The change of strategy combined with a tailored programme of specialist support including confidence building, help with writing an effective CV and interview techniques, paid off for Malcolm when he secured work as a trolley collector at Sainsbury’s superstore in Wrexham.
“Everyone at the branch was delighted when Malcolm got the job,” said branch employment advisor Becky Roberts. “There was hardly a dry eye in the office because we all realised just what it meant to him and how being back in work would transform his life.” “It’s great to be back in work and earning money,” said Malcolm, who combines trolley collecting with checkout duties. “I now have money and recently bought a bike that I use to cycle to and from work.
“Remploy have been absolutely brilliant in helping me turn my life around. I had reached a point where I didn’t think it would happen for me, but things have completely changed for the better.”
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