Ben’s new drug of choice – Enthusiasm

A drug user with an extensive criminal record has turned his life around with his enthusiasm.

Before coming to Sarina Russo Job Access Nuneaton, Ben thought his past would forever hold him back from getting a job.

Ben was very open and honest with his advisor Thomas Gilbert and they both worked very hard to make him job-ready by dealing with his non-vocational barriers to work.

Thomas said Ben was extremely motivated to find an job and his enthusiasm rubbed off on many of our Community Taskforce and Flexible New Deal jobseekers.

"We got Ben an interview with BHS Warehouse through Premier People and they absolutely loved his attitude to life from the outset," said Thomas.

Ben started work on 15th November and when he came back to our office to share his experiences another five jobseekers decided they also wanted to work at BHS Warehouse - and all five got jobs.