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Lanarkshire teenager builds new profession by enterprise scheme

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An Airdrie teenager is constructing a profitable profession after being helped with the primary steps on his journey into work by North Lanarkshire’s supported enterprise service.

William Davidson, 18, is having fun with his full-time function as a labourer with the Hadden Group, who’re establishing 31 new council homes at Northburn Avenue within the city.

He discovered his good function after receiving knowledgeable recommendation, teaching and job taster alternatives by the supported enterprise mission whereas nonetheless in sixth yr at Buchanan Excessive in Coatbridge.

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The service helps folks with disabilities and people dealing with difficult boundaries to seek out work; and the work expertise alternatives in a spread of settings shortly confirmed that William’s curiosity lay within the development business.

He had help from his faculty, job coach and Routes to Work to coach and full the development expertise certification scheme earlier than starting work, gaining his very important business inexperienced card on the first try.

After receiving assist from the group advantages group which is a part of North Lanarkshire’s housebuilding programme, {the teenager} then secured his profitable interview with Hadden and gained the place.

William stated: “I felt nice after I received supplied the job, and I look ahead to getting up early within the morning to go to work.

“It’s good to study new and attention-grabbing information. Getting my wages feels rewarding as I can now deal with myself to the issues I need, and it’s wonderful to be working as a part of a group.”

Hadden Group enterprise improvement director Stephen Lynas added: “We’re delighted to have William as a part of our group – he’s concerned within the day-to-day operating of the location, endeavor a lot of bodily work and has glorious communication expertise.

“William’s additionally gaining worthwhile expertise, information and perception from skilled employees, who’ve additionally been extraordinarily supportive.”

Supported enterprise supervisor Donella Duff stated: “We’re all delighted to have supported William by each stage of his employment journey – it’s all the way down to his drive, willpower and exhausting work that he has achieved his objective and we want him each success in his future profession.

“It’s been an actual group effort and William is only one instance of how providers throughout the council, companions and companies can work collectively to make an actual distinction to folks and native communities.”

North Lanarkshire is aiming to assemble a complete of 5000 new homes by 2035, with the continued development tasks additionally together with a spread of group advantages.

They vary from coaching and employment alternatives to grants and different help for colleges and group teams in the direction of native tasks.

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