“The expert help Remploy provided helped restore my self-belief"
Life is looking up for Andrew Ruson who is celebrating promotion just three months after joining leading security company G4S Secure Solutions.
The 31-year-old from Warrington, who has a health condition, turned to Remploy for support when he lost his last job. “Remploy was a new name for me, but the help they provided really helped to turn around my life,” said Andrew, who with Remploy’s help secured a job with G4S as a security officer at the Norbert Dentressangle distribution centre in Warrington.
“My confidence was dented by unemployment,” added Andrew. “But the expert help Remploy provided with job searching skills such as interview techniques helped to restore my self-belief. Now, I am enjoying being back in work again – and being promoted to supervisor is the icing on the cake.”
Remploy, whose specialist services are tailored to support people with disabilities and other health conditions into sustainable work, has been working with G4S since 2008. The successful relationship was recently strengthened when the two organisations signed a partnership that will result in an expansion of job opportunities for Remploy candidates at more than 5,000 G4S sites across the country.
The partnership will also see G4S give Remploy candidates an overview of what it is like to work in the security sector; arrange site visits for candidates; and provide training and adaptations for new recruits to the business.
“This partnership will increase employment opportunities for disabled job seekers,” said Tim Massey, Remploy’s National Account Director. “There is a genuine desire at both organisations to work together and share information to help those furthest from the jobs market.”