• Finlay is 20, lives in Ochiltree and was diagnosed
with Aspergers syndrome.
• When I met Finlay, he was very reserved and lacked
conversation. Finlay came in weekly to
carry out job searches but was unsuccessful in finding a suitable role to suit his
• I approached a local engineering company and managed
to source Finlay a work trial. Finlay
completed the work trial and impressed the Employer so much that he was offered
a full time position with the company as a Welder/Fabricator. The Employer and I have noticed how much
Finlay has come out of his shell and he has become more outgoing.
• I arranged for Finlay to receive No One Left Behind
Funding which is a pot of funding provided to the employer to help them provide
any training or expenses that is required to enable Finlay to carry out his
• Finlay has now been employed for 4 weeks and is
thoroughly enjoying his work and is sustaining his job with no issues. Finlay has now been trained on using
Scotland's only robotic welding machine and he can operate it
successfully. The robotic welding
machine had been lying unused in a corner as staff were unable to operate. Finlay was able to operate the machine fully
after receiving a 30 minute training session provided from the manufacturer who
also advised this training usually takes 3 weeks to undertake. Finlay uses two machines the Robotic Welding
Machine and the CNC machine to cut and weld to high standards for customers’
orders. This work includes rebuilding
stands for disabled access for Kilmarnock Football Stadium and creating suction
Pads for Apple.