Casey Holmes joined the Fair Start Scotland service in June 2022.
As a part-time student, Casey, 18, needed support to find flexible employment that fitted around her educational commitments. On top of this, she had never had a job interview before and was unsure what to expect.
Meeting with her Key Worker, Chris Chriscodolo, on a weekly basis in the Dundee branch, Casey was supported to create a CV and prepare for interviews.
She explained: “When I first joined Remploy, they helped me a lot with creating a CV and making sure everything was in it. I was also supported with interview preparation, which helped me know what to say. Everything they’ve taught me is going to help me for years to come.”
Casey met with Account Manager, Danni Ogilvie, to discuss local job opportunities, and learned of the new Tim Hortons store which was soon to open in Dundee. With flexible working on offer, she expressed an interest in working for them.
After receiving support from the team, Casey successfully secured a position as a Team Member just one month after joining the service. She has now been in employment for almost a year and is still enjoying the role.
She said: “I had been looking for a job that offered me flexibility and that was the main thing I was looking for, so it was great to get support from Remploy to find that. Tim Hortons are flexible and give me as much availability as I need, so my shifts fit around my studies.
“I would definitely recommend the Fair Start Scotland service to others. The team are there to support you, throughout the whole process.”