From Home to Hospitality
Carl was sitting at home playing X-box games, hanging around with his friends and getting into mischief in the neighbourhood.
Having left school with no qualifications and the impression that no one expected him to achieve any qualifications, he felt that all opportunities had passed him by.
This all changed when a youth worker invited Carl to an aspire2work open day. Carl discussed his interests with Steph Firth, Engagement Adviser for Aspire-igen, and was also introduced to the tutors of Aspire-igen’s aspire2work study programme.
Whilst at the study programme open day Carl was advised about how the course could develop his employability skills and how aspire2work would help him overcome his barriers with English and maths.
Having a low attendance record and a disruptive reputation throughout school Carl had missed out on any career guidance. The aspire2work tutors helped Carl put together a career plan and helped him find an apprenticeship in a Bradford care home. He achieved level 2 in math and English and completed a years' apprenticeship. Two years on Carl is still employed by the care home.
"Coming into contact with aspire2work was a turning point in my life. I believe that without this opportunity to prove myself I’d probably be in prison." - Carl
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