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“I am sure that without Remploy’s help I wouldn’t have this job now.”

A Birmingham man who struggled to find a job after leaving university has become the 100,000th person to be supported into work by the specialist employment organisation Remploy since 2010.

The milestone was achieved when Faraz Malik, from Selly Oak landed a job with City Facilities Management, the company contracted to clean ASDA stores across the UK.

Faraz, 25, is a valued member of the 30-strong team at ASDA’s Supercentre in Minworth, near Sutton. A martial arts fanatic and former county chess champion, Faraz left university with a degree in Environmental Health “ but finding a job that was right for me was a big problem. I spent far too much time at home watching daytime TV”.

Things started to look up when he was referred to Remploy’s Birmingham branch for specialist help with his job searching. At the branch he received tailored one-to-one support, including confidence building, advice on how to build a standout CV and looking for jobs online.

Said Faraz: “The most important thing was that Remploy took the time to find out what I wanted to do and didn’t push me into applying for job, regardless of whether they were suitable or not”.

Darren Ward, cleaning manager at the Minworth store added: “I can’t speak highly enough of Remploy and the calibre of applicants they provide. I have employed about 25 of their candidates in the eight years I have been at this store and Remploy is always my first port of call when I have vacancies to fill.”

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