From sign-posting to training courses to offering crucial job skills, Taylor talks about how Community Connections has supported him...

“I first heard about the project through my work coach at Huntingdon Jobcentre. I felt the project would be able to help give me the advice and guidance I needed to get into work.

I was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum and having ADHD when I was a child. Since I left college, I have really struggled with the job searching process and found it difficult to get interviews.

My advisor noticed that I was competent using IT, but I did not have a specific qualification in the main software packages commonly used in the workplace. So I started a certificate in ICT User Skills.

Together we worked on my CV, made sure I was registered on the most popular job sites and that I had cover letters.

I also did a one-month work placement in hospitality which gave me a good insight into customer service.

I then applied for a job at Cineworld. As this job was very customer-focused, I thought that it would be a good fit as I am also interested in films. I had some help with the application process, was invited to an interview and was ultimately successful.

I feel that the guidance I received around the job search process was very helpful and the project has been useful. I have achieved my main objective and accomplished a couple more that I had not thought of."

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