Clive Reynolds - ESP Programme Progressing to Employment
Clive Reynolds visited JHP Employability in Coventry when he decided he needed help to find a new career direction. Clive had been in the army for six years where he had forged a successful career defending his country. During his service, he was caught up in an explosion but, remarkably, survived with out serious injury. As he rejoined civilian life, Clive wanted to get a job but was unsure of where to start and of what resources were available to him.
Through Jobcentre Plus Clive was given information about JHP Employability and the Response to Redundancy (R2R) programme – he was impressed by the benefits the programme offered to him and decided to take upon him this fully funded package of support to find employment. JHP Employability were excited to work with an ex-army ‘hero’ who had worked hard all his life and confident they we would find him his desired job.
After discussion with JHP Employability, Clive decided that he wanted to move in to security work, and was supported through applying for his SIA badge. He passed first time and moved on to completing application forms and sending out CVs, securing an interview with Mercian Security. Having been in the Army since leaving school, Clive had no experience of interviews. His tutor at JHP Employability worked with him to overcome this barrier, supporting him to build his confidence, adopt positive body language and giving general tips for performing well at interview. After this coaching and a successful interview, Clive has been offered a position as a Security Officer and is now planning to complete an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services with the JHP Training division to further enhance his professional qualifications.
Clive is now working full time for Mercia Security, and happily admits, "I found JHP Employability a fantastic help, all the staff were fantastic and got me through my SIA very quickly. I am now back into work and loving it”.