Making a career U-turn
Rex was originally a barber but due to COVID 19, he has been unable to continue in that career sector for the foreseeable future. Through the support of Maximus and his Employment Advisor Emma, Rex was supported to look at his transferrable skills and other viable career options.
Maximus supported Rex to achieve his CSCS card, meaning he could look for longer term roles within the construction industry. As well as gaining his CSCS card, he also secured temporary employment in a warehouse, completing work from November – December 2020. He made a lasting impression and has now gone back to do further temp work in February 2021, which is ongoing.
“I’m currently working on sites in Reading at the moment through agencies so it’s all temporary until I can get back into barbering & then I’ll probably keep the construction job on the days I’m not in salon.
Building his future- quite literally!
“The JETS programme is fantastic and has really helped me to retrain and improve my future. I’ve always had a dream to build my own home so I now feel that I may be able to achieve this in the future. The programme really has helped me.”
Rex’s Employment Advisor Emma commented, “Rex has always given a 100% commitment to programme and taken on board everything we have suggested. I think Rex is a real credit to himself as he has taken a tricky situation and turned it into a positive, I think he has really shown what this programme can do.”
Rex’s referral came from Basingstoke JCP. Rex started the programme in October 2020.
In partnership with Maximus. The Work and Health JETS Programme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.