Tom*, 18, was suffering from a lack of motivation before being supported by our delivery partners, The Broughton Trust, in Salford.
Without formal grades from school, he was struggling to find something he wanted to do for a career and cannabis abuse exacerbated the situation. He was becoming isolated at home and running up debts. His lack of motivation and drug abuse was also impacting his working life, having recently lost a job.
Tom was referred to the programme by his mother in January 2022 who recognised that he needed support to tackle his barriers to employment.
Tom’s Talent Coach, Graham, has supported him to write a CV and job search. He has successfully secured himself multiple interviews and is able to prepare for them with support from Graham.
It’s still in early in Tom’s journey but support from The Broughton Trust has given him the motivation he needs to find a job and feel more confident about entering the world of work. He feels as though he is finally making progress.
His Talent Coach, Graham, said:
“It’s early days yet... he has achieved so much and overcome his lack of confidence to attend interviews or look for new work”
Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, and led by GMCVO.
The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit here.
*Not their real name