Jenny inspired to go after her dream job
Jenny was unemployed after her job as a door to door canvasser ended. Jenny also had previous experience as a carer. However, her ideal job was working on the ports as a dock worker. Jenny believed that this would be difficult with dock workers being a male dominant environment.
Jenny came to see Amanda Gregory for a one-to-one session, through the InspireMe programme,.
One of Jenny’s main barriers was her lack of qualifications in this field such as a CSCS card, Cargo Handling in Ports, and the Slingers and Banksman certificate, which are the minimum qualifications required to work on the docks/ports. Amanda and Jenny discussed completing training with PortUII to gain these qualifications.
The InspireMe team supported Jenny to complete her training with PortUII and she managed to gained all the qualifications that she needed. She was also given two days training on the docks of Hull to gain an insight into what would be expected within this job.
The feedback from the training provider was excellent news for Jenny as they said she “gave the men working on the docks a run for their money” and really got stuck into working hard. The men welcomed her into the docks and Jenny has been overwhelmed with the way she has been respectfully treated by all dock workers.
Jenny was offered employment on the docks and is now working full time for PortUII where she is currently working a number of shift patterns and is a really good role model for women wanting to pursue a career in dock work.
PortUII now aim to encourage more females into this industry.
For further information about the InspireMe Programme, please click here.
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