“He is an example to everyone that you can find employment and succeed in life, even when you think there are too many obstacles to overcome.”
Majdi joined JETS in April 2021 and it was soon clear to see how passionate he was about finding work. Born in Syria, Majdi is well educated with a strong career in engineering. Deciding to move to the UK with his family, he knew he needed to improve his spoken English.
Due to being turned away from an earlier interview that he had travelled to Liverpool for especially, Majdi’s confidence and belief in himself was low. Paul, JETS Employment Advisor, introduced him to ideas such as volunteering and English lessons to help bring his confidence back up and get him closer to a role where he could use his engineering experience and skills.
Building a brilliant relationship with Futures, one of our delivery partners, training events such as CV writing, transferable skills and interview techniques proved extremely valuable.
After discussing “stepping stone roles”, Majdi applied for simultaneous jobs and ended up working three jobs at the same time: two mornings a week with a clothes retailer, a zero hours weekend contract at a local leisure centre and an Apprenticeship with a logistics company!
Whilst this isn’t the typical route back into work, Majdi gained back his confidence and regained control of the pursuit for employment. If three jobs weren’t enough, Majdi volunteers on his days off at a charity shop and also drives the elderly to hospital.
Saying “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your organisation for the amazing effort and skill that you offer to your customers. I really enjoyed spending the time with you.”
Congratulations, Majdi! We wish you nothing but success and happiness for the future.