Daniel secures employment with Drycore Limited

June 4th 2014

Daniel is 18 years old and lives in Thornaby with his grandparents

After leaving school he was employed with Nordic Pioneer – Environmental Cleaning Services. Five Lamps had a huge part to play in this particular running of a 30 week contract.

Daniel gained a level 2 qualification in learning and support services skills. Daniel also gained his CSCS certificate and many more related skills.

Unfortunately this contract ended leaving Daniel unemployed, which affected his confidence and self-esteem. Daniel tried to remain positive accepting all the support available to him. Daniel also had personal problems which were impacting on him moving forward.

Daniel sort guidance and support from Anne Rookes who offers one to one support working in partnership with Stockton Borough Council, to support young people through the YES Project (Youth Employment Support) which engages with 14-19 year old who are ‘NEET’ (not in education, employment or training).

The project works intensively with young people to re-engage them into learning, training or employment. Daniel was originally considering a career in warehousing, although he was open to ideas and options with reference to hands on work. With the ongoing one to one support with Anne and Five Lamps, Daniel secured a training opportunity with systems training, forklift truck, counterbalance training. Daniel completed the training and successfully gained his forklift truck certificate.

Daniel continued to look for relevant training/employment opportunities. Daniel took full advantage of the support available through Five Lamps and eventually secured an apprenticeship with Dycore Ltd (interior systems) dry lining and plastering. After applying for numerous jobs this was a great opportunity.

Daniel started work on 26 March 2014. Anne continues to keep regular contact with Daniel who is enjoying his work and is extremely grateful for all the guidance and support he received from Five Lamps.