Unemployed for 10 years, Swansea resident Steve Crouch aged 44 thought he may never get a job. Suffering from neurological damage affecting his back, Steve had severe pain and stiffness. Steve longed to get back into construction work and he made the first positive step though contacting Workways+.
Workways+ assigned Steve a dedicated Mentor, Tracy Bowen. Workways+ arranged and funded a ‘Construction Skills Certification Scheme’ (CSCS) site safety test which would enable him to work on a construction site, a ‘Forward Tipper Dumper Truck’ refresher training course and. Steve passed both. Workways + also funded the costs of safety boots, a hard hat and high visibility clothing. Workways+ through their team of Employment Liaison Officers searched for a construction company in their network. Steve is now employed by the Buckingham Group, the main contractor for the Swansea Arena project.
Steve said, “I received help from Workways+ after being out of work for over 10 years. I was desperate to return to construction. Hard work, enthusiasm, support from Workways+ and the right training has got me the job I wanted. I am loving being back in employment, thank you Workways+”.