Attitude gives you Altitude to 'Get that Job'

The Community Taskforce programme has changed the attitude of two young men and given them the altitude to soar into the workforce.

Jake was Sarina Russo Job Access Brighton's first customer. After 3 years of unemployment he felt like a 'failure' and didn't believe he could get a job. Literacy and a lack of work experience were his main barriers to employment.

Jake was placed with a furniture recycling company, Furniture Now. Almost immediately Jake became more and more confident and self assured. Towards the end his 13 week placement, Furniture Now asked Jake to apply for a job vacancy and shortly after he was offered a full time position.

Llewellyn's lack of qualifications and work experience left him unmotivated and believing he had little hope of getting a job in such a tough employment market. So Sarina Russo Job Access began by finding Llewellyn a placement in a charity shop run by the British Heart Foundation where he could gain valuable experience in retail and working as part of a team.

Through the 13 weeks Llewellyn was set realistic and motivational goals, his work-life balance was re-evaluated and he was set a career plan. Llewellyn realised he had been underestimating his abilities and prospects. Using his own initiative, Llewellyn secured an interview with a start up direct marketing and advertising company and two days later he got the job.