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Luke approached Vestia as he wanted support to find paid employment. Luke had been applying for jobs and even getting some interviews, however unfortunately was not managing to seal the deal. After discussing the different support available through Vestia, we decided that the most suitable course of action was for Luke to join the Building Better Opportunities programme for 1-2-1 support which could focus on confidence building and interview skills. Luke started working with Job Coach Jo.

Jo said ‘ We spent a lot of time discussing and practicing interview skills and techniques to support Luke in giving the best first impression and allowing his personality and skills to shine. We also spent time looking at his finances and giving him the confidence to know that he would be better off once he started work ’.

In June Luke used these skills to successfully secure paid employment; he is now working as a Production Operative at Vision Labs in Kidderminster and is really enjoying this new role. He said of his time on Building Better Opportunities ‘BBO gave me the confidence to try something new that was outside of my comfort zone, I think that working on my interview skills really helped a lot.

Luke said “Now I am really enjoying work and I am proud to be looking after my family financially. I have enjoyed meeting new people and get on well with all of my colleagues. At a recent review with my manager he told me that they were really pleased with my work.”