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We contacted *Cameron as college had notified us that he had dropped out.  Cameron told us he had been having a tough time; he had been using cannabis and left home but had recently returned.  Cameron wanted to get a job to help him stay away from drugs and was interested in construction. 

We helped Cameron with his CV and gave him job search advice.  As it is difficult to get into construction without some training we suggested some local training courses and emailed him the info.  Cameron wasn’t initially interested in doing any training but after reading the details he called us back.  We arranged for him to attend a local construction training company for an informal chat.  The visit went really well and Cameron felt really positive starting his new course shortly afterwards.

*Name and some small details have been changed




*Sarah contacted us after completing her GCSEs.  She had hoped to join the army but first needed to pass her GCSE English and she also needed to work on her fitness.  We spoke to her about her options including full-time courses at college e.g. Public Services, Study Programmes with local Training Providers and also Traineeships where she could gain work experience. 

Sarah took some time to look at all the options and talk with us about her concerns to help her work out the best path for her.  She eventually decided on a Traineeship programme that offered her the chance to progress into employment if she successfully completed it.  This went well and she gained a part-time job in catering.  She then started the Study Programme in Public Services so she could develop her military skills and English in preparation for re-applying for the army.

*Not her real name.




*Josh was very difficult to get in touch with but we managed to contact him on Facebook.  He was sofa surfing at the time and not sure what to do next.  We chatted on a few occasions on Facebook and helped him understand his housing options and how to claim benefits.  Once his living situation was resolved, Josh was ready to think about getting into work or training. 

As things were still quite difficult for Josh, living independently, we suggested some face-to-face support from an adviser might be helpful.  Josh agreed so with his consent, we passed his details on to Wakefield Council’s Employment Hub and he was allocated an adviser.  He is now on a Traineeship.

*Name has been changed.