I am really grateful to future Horizons for their help and support. They were there from the beginning and offered the right advice to help me on my way
17 year old Colin spent several months at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate before deciding that the Army was unsuitable for him, and left to seek a challenging new civilian career. Whilst going through the discharge process, he met with the Catterick Future Horizons team to register on the programme.
They arranged for a Specialist Employment Consultant to call him to discuss how they could support his transition back to civilian life and develop a professional CV ready for the job market. Colin was then linked up with Rathbone, through Skills Development Scotland, who offered an employability course.
This course gave Colin a chance to gain fantastic skills, experience and confidence, to set him up for the employment market. Whilst with Rathbone, he began a placement at National Tyres for 2 months, adding valuable experience to his CV.
During his placement, Colin applied for various roles including an apprenticeship with an organisation that refurbishes electrical items, including computers and TVs. After attending two interviews, Colin successfully secured the position and began a 12 month apprenticeship. A few months into his apprenticeship, Colin is thoroughly enjoying his job and has taken on additional responsibilities.
He anticipates staying with the company when his 12 months are complete, and at this point he will also have achieved a nationally recognised qualification.
Colin said of Future Horizons, “I am really grateful to Future Horizons for their help and support; they were there from the beginning and offered the right advice to help me on my way”.