Sandy HillanSandy’s employment was severely impacted by COVID and he
contacted East Ayrshire Councils Employability Team during the first lockdown
as he was unable to work as driving instructor.
During the first lockdown Sandy lost his car and was close
to losing his home which meant when he returned from lockdown he couldn’t work
as a driving instructor.
The Employability Service fully funded Sandy through his Class
2 LGV Licence which helped him find work and secure finances to keep up with
bills and secure a new car to allow him to return to his job as a driving
instructor. Whilst employed using his
Class 2 LGV Licence Sandy received additional support to gain his Class 1
Licence which has allowed him to recently start a new business.
“The help I received from the Employability team stopped me
losing my home and start a new business.
I will be eternally grateful for the help I received and
couldn’t recommend the staff who work there highly enough, their knowledge of
the job market and best training routes to take has turned my life around.”
to East Ayrshire Council’s Employability Team as an employed customer looking
to improve her then employment situation.
She gained funding to achieve her NEBOSH General Certificate which
assisted her to start her own business, she is currently undertaking additional
training to help her grow the business further.
“East Ayrshire Council, have gone above and beyond my expectations with
support for training on more than one occasion. The support and funding I have
received has not only majorly boosted my own personal development but also the
development of my business and in both aspects this has been invaluable. I
cannot recommend this service highly enough.”
registered with the service looking to improve his then employment situation.
As an employed customer Martin received 70% funding towards the cost of his Class
2 Licence. By achieving his Class 2, in
2019, he has been in full time employment as a Class 2 driver ever since.
Martin has worked for different companies and gained different experience from
each one. He also classes himself fortunate enough to have had the opportunity
of European haulage work, taking him to Italy.
Class 2 license was the best career move I made. My next goal would be to gain
my Class 1 license”
especially wants to thank the employability team and his work coach for all the
help, support and encouragement he received from the first conversation through
the whole process to achieving his Class 2 training and licence.
for all your help with everything, it has been greatly appreciated.”
If you are looking for help with training, finding employment or improve career opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact the East Ayrshire Council Employability team on 01563 503000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org