The only way is Essex. Stephen Essex.


Restart Scheme customer, Stephen with his Employment Adviser smiling

Restart Scheme customer, Stephen with his Employment Adviser smilingBreaking Down Stephen’s Barriers.

North West man Stephen Essex is back in work for the first time in years after being supported to overcome his barriers by our Fedcap Team in Burnley.


Why Stephen joined the Restart Scheme.

Stephen had been unemployed following a difficult period in his life, including turning to drugs to try and escape his problems.

Having overcome these issues, Stephen was in a place to work towards turning his life around, and to find meaningful employment.


Why Stephen joined the Restart Scheme.

Stephen initially felt uneasy in a new environment, but soon established common ground with his Employment Advisor, Holly Sloane, and he started to open up about his past.

Recognising the progress he was making by visiting the office, engaging with Restart and being receptive to receiving support, Stephen started to think about the future.

Working closely with Holly every step of the way, Stephen grew in leaps and bounds with help and support from Restart.

He started with an improved CV and worked on techniques to build his self-confidence, before embarking on his job searching journey.


How Fedcap helped.

Stephen had previously worked in the warehousing and production industry, and he was keen to utilise his transferrable skills in a new job However, due to financial circumstances, Stephen could not afford to purchase interview clothing – until we stepped in to reimburse costs for a new pair of shoes, shirt, trousers and safety work boots! All attire was impressive for potential employers and Stephen bloomed optimism!

Looking the part, Stephen’s confidence grew and he was determined to land employment!

Within a few weeks, the new-found confidence and support received paid off with Stephen being offered a full-time Warehouse Operative role in Burnley.

His Employment Advisor, Holly said:

“Stephen is a credit to himself and to The Fedcap Group. He has a bright future ahead. I believe that through his sheer determination, patience and self-belief, he will inspire others to embark on their journey to secure suitable employment with guidance, support and positivity from The Fedcap Group, Burnley.

He was such a pleasure to work with and I wish him the best of luck in his new role!”

How Fedcap helped with Stephen’s progression.

Fedcap Employment funded Stephen’s Fork Lift Truck driving course, to ensure that Stephen reached the position he desired in his working life.

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