Success for Liam

Success for Liam
18th March 2014 No Comments BSL News soswdbmagic1

Liam is profoundly deaf and uses British Sign Language as his first language. Despite attending college and working previously he had found himself unemployed for several years.

He found that due to his deafness faced additional barriers to gaining opportunities to gain employment.

School of Sign Language Ltd, worked in partnership with the Disability Employment Advisor at his local Job Centre in providing 1:1 interpreting support which enabled him to access a 3 week training course which lead to the possibility of paid employment and a guaranteed interview with a Housing Association.

Liam has now successfully gained a full time position and is delighted to be working and utilising his skills again. School of Sign Language, will continue to provide in work support to Liam and his employer to ensure that this position is sustained.

Liam saidI’m really pleased to hear that I have been offered a job as Grounds Maintenance in Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. I am over the moon as I have been out of work for 6 years I attended Wythenshawe College for 3 weeks course, which we concentrated on modules such as customer service, interview techniques and confidence building. The course enabled me to meet other people who have been in the same position as me, they were all friendly and we had a good laugh. My interpreter was from School of Sign Language and they have been brilliant to support me through the whole process. I will be starting work in April, It will be 6 months contract, I will definitely work hard to prove them I’m worth for this job and keep me for permanent, finger crossed.”

DEA saidI am so pleased for Liam, he truly deserves this opportunity.  I only met Liam in October 2013 and he has been a joy to work with, so positive, despite his length of unemployment. I must also say how supportive and absolutely brilliant the School of Sign Language were, to be there for Liam and I at very short notice really gave Liam the best chance of success.

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