Emily is a gold and silver medal winner for gymnastics. She won her medals as part of the team at the Paralympics in Beijing. She loves drama, wrestling, fashion and being with customers.
After the height of the Pandemic was over, like many of our Trainees, Emily’s confidence had been knocked a little. With the support of her parents, she joined the Pathway to Employment with a desire to work and to use the skills she had learnt at college and during a work placement. Working in a cafe is definitely her thing. With the additional support we offer in our Community cafe, Emily was able to shine.
Interviews can be challenging for so many of us so we always offer support to attend them, not just prepare for them. Nerves can take over and we can miss opportunities to share all that is brilliant about ourselves. We supported Emily during her interview and talked about reasonable adjustments.
She is now working at C3 Coffee as an Assistant and is loving every minute. Emily is a bit of a celebrity locally and we can’t wait to see how she excels here as well.
“I knew Emily wanted to work in a cafe, but found it hard getting a placement for her. Joining the Pathway to Employment has really boosted her confidence, she has loved getting to know the customers and staff in the two locations, and the help that she got when applying for a job was invaluable. I’m so glad we discovered Entrust.”
Please get in touch if you, or a person close to you, would like to know more about our Pathway to Employment initiative.