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Bobby is thriving in his new security role

07 Apr 2020

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Bobby Moore, 59 years old and from Cumbernauld was unemployed for ten years before he successfully secured his position with Strathclyde University.

He said; "I was feeling isolated and alone, it seemed like finding work was a world away. I contacted Remploy and they have supported me immensely. I’m delighted to say I am now working as a Security Warden."

Apprehensive about attending the Remploy branch because of his social anxiety, an outreach appointment with his Key Worker Jennifer Russell, ensured Bobby was able to access the same level of support as other participants.

Jennifer said; “I felt this was the first barrier we needed to overcome to enable Bobby to engage with us, so was happy to offer him the outreach option.”

As Bobby’s confidence grew, he was referred to the Digital College, a member of Remploy Scotland’s Transforming Lives Community (TLC), where he completed a Fire Marshal course.

He said; "Remploy has access to a varied range of different TLC partners who can support with providing courses and I was really interested in this one. It also gave me an ideal opportunity to update my CV.

Before I joined Fair Start, I had no routine. I didn’t know what it was like to work as it had been so long, but with Remploy’s support they convinced me I did have the abilities to find a job. Jen helped me understand what my key skills were. Linking those skills to a job role as well as gaining additional skills was essential.

Remploy and Fair Start Scotland gave me the platform to find something which was right for me.”

He continued; “I always wanted to work but just needed that extra push. I was supported with an application for a security role and was delighted to find out I was successful following the interview.”

Jennifer said; “It is an absolute pleasure to see Bobby securing employment and enjoying it. He is thriving and has all the right attributes to excel in his role. I wish him well.”

Remploy continues to support Bobby in his new role.

Fair Start Scotland, an employment support service commissioned by the Scottish Government and delivered by Remploy across Lanarkshire and Tayside, aims to help people into fair and sustainable employment through tailored and individualised support.