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Barnardo’s Works West – Ryan

Updated: 01/07/2024

Ryan had just finished a college course in the summer. Ryan had been applying to jobs and getting interviews, however to this point he had been unsuccessful. This took a toll on his self-esteem and Ryan became worried he was not going to find a job.

Ryan wanted something that would help him and keep him motivated.

Ryan began working with Barnardo’s Works in October 2023. He worked on our Stage 1 programme Barnardo’s Works Best and Head2Work programme. Ryan gained his first aid at work through First Aid Matters and his money management qualification through MyBNK.

“Ryan showed great dedication during the course”

Ryan attended every meeting with motivation to get the best he could out of the programmes. Ryan volunteered with a local sports group doing coaching, which he enjoyed doing alongside his football hobbies outside of the programme. Ryan gained confidence to talk about these skills and qualities at various interviews. Ryan was a team player within the social activities and showed great enthusiasm in his time working with Barnardo’s Works.

“this helped me build my confidence and made me feel good about myself”

Ryan gained employment as a Leisure Attendant with OneRen. A job that he was very excited about gaining as it is within his desired interests of sport and football.

“Ryan is the perfect example of why you should never give up”

Ryan: “I enjoyed working with Kayleigh and Ross on both 1-2-1 and social activities this helped me build my confidence and make me feel good about myself”

Kayleigh (Barnardo’s): “ Ryan showed great dedication during the course and worked well within his 1-2-1s and was always enthusiastic during social activities, Ryan worked hard and I am very proud of his outcome of gaining employment within the leisure industry”

Ross (Barnardo’s): “Ryan is the perfect example of why you should never give up, regardless of what you feel may be holding you back”

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