After being referred to the JETS programme, Ibrahim had an initial conversation with his employment advisor with the help of an Arabic translator.
The next conversation took place over video call so that Ibrahim could use lip reading and body language to help his understanding. Ibrahim discussed his life, his family and his journey to the UK with Marita, his dedicated employment advisor. She also gained a good understanding of his experience and what type of job he was looking for. Ibrahim had been a pizza chef in his Country and wanted to continue in this line of work.
Marita started by updating his CV and showed Ibrahim how to search for jobs on Indeed. Within just two days of this meeting, he had applied for two local jobs, a chef position and a pizza chef. After being interviewed for both, Ibrahim was offered both roles and was confused about which one to take. Reminding him of his strengths and what his original first choice was, he decided to move forward with the pizza chef role.
Marita was also able to secure funding for Ibrahim’s new uniform, including suitable shoes and gloves and he is now very happy in his work.
Marita explains, “I am proud of Ibrahim for committing to the journey with JETS and for stepping out of his comfort zone to succeed.”
Extremely grateful for her support, Ibrahim says, “thank you so much, you are a good-hearted and wonderful person.” He also specifically mentioned that by allowing him to be himself boosted his confidence and gave him courage to talk to employers, which he wouldn’t normally have done. Ibrahim is working very hard to improve his English and is even taking lessons so he can communicate well with his colleagues.
Congratulations to everyone involved and we wish you well for the future, Ibrahim.