Dev* moved to England from India a few years ago; before the move he had his own business producing office furniture but he doesn’t yet feel ready to start this up in the UK. As a result it was crucial for him to find a way into employment as a first step in order to get more confidence in woodwork and furniture production and he found out about ‘Out of the Woodwork’ when he visited the Job Centre to see his Advisor.
During his work experience with OOTW Dev gained knowledge and experience in woodwork and furniture renovation and learned about the UK furniture market. He also learnt the relevant professional language and the processes covered as well as the necessary Health and Safety regulations, strengthening his portfolio and becoming more attractive to the UK employment market.
Dev joined our 12 week programme in early September but after 7 weeks he was offered a position at a construction company as a carpenter.
We’ll miss him in the workshop but we’re very happy that his experience at Out of the Woodwork led to him achieving his goal!