Good News Story - Success during Covid

The YPP team has been working throughout Covid and has been supporting a range of young people within Birmingham and Solihull. Here is the story of young Zain and how the YPP team supported him.

Name: Zain Matloob

Age: 22

Sector: Construction

Role: Labratory Technician

The Story of Zain:

At the age of 21, Zain left his part-time university course to find full-time employment. With financial commitments including a mortgage and bills to pay not having a job was something he was eager to address and  with this in mind Zain joined YPP to start his journey into employment.

Upon meeting Zain , he displayed a lot of enthusiasm and was very focused in his aspirations of securing a job within the architectural design sector, however lack of experience was holding him back.

Zain then attended the YPP employability training session through One Degree Difference to develop his confidence level for interviews, this also covered industry awareness and professional boundaries in workplace.

As Covid-19 hit Zain was stopped in his tracks but he persevered and soon adapted to the new recruitment methods included telephone interviews and video calls, with coaching and support from his YPP EDW, which set him up well when he applied for the Apprentice Laboratory Technician position.

With pre-interview preparation and a desire to achieve Zain was able to progress through the interview process and assessment centre and was successful in gaining one of the positions.  This is a fantastic opportunity for Zain to work on HS2 project as an apprentice with a view to a longer term permanent contract.

Zain is now preparing to kickstart and begin his journey on a new career path.

‘a great thanks to YPP for helping me find this vacancy, supporting me in every way, from interview prep, research and making sure I was fully prepared to apply for this role’

If you are a young person, Not in Employment, Education or Training and living in Birmingham or Solihull why not get in touch with the team at Youth Promise Plus and see how they can help you.

 

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