Just two weeks after Adedayo arrived from Nigeria to join his wife in Swansea, he had registered with Workways+, the service that helps people into employment. Adedayo was desperate to find a job to support his family and start a new life.
Qualified in IT and with work experience in Nigeria, Adedayo was hopeful of getting a job in IT in Wales. However, his qualifications were not recognised in the UK. Despite this Adedayo was determined to get into employment as quickly as he could. A previous Workways+ participant recommended the service to Adedayo and he quickly registered. Workways+ assigned Adedayo a Mentor to help him find suitable employment. Adedayo mentor Tom helped him develop his CV, search for jobs and complete application forms. Tom also secured the funding needed to get his Nigerian qualifications accepted at the level of the UK equivalent (ENIC). Tom helped Adedayo apply for a job with Swansea City Council and with coaching from Tom, Adedayo was successful and starts his new job in February.
A delighted Adedayo said “Workways is a very supportive organisation and I felt they checked in on my overall progress even my emotional wellbeing or my job search. For me this is great”
Workways+ is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.