After speaking with friends who work in this sector, Kal said he was "inspired to look at construction as a career".
After attending an open day, Kal was given a training plan to equip him with the knowledge and skills of what it takes to work in construction, understanding the importance of health & safety and the opportunity to gain his CSCS card. Kal told us;
"I was working in the hospitality industry for many years but there was little or no progression. The construction course has had a significant impact on me, I have undertaken some courses before but never as informative as this, I did not understand the levels of health and safety required for construction or even how long certain substances can stay in the system before the course."
The Job Gym GM focus on improving people's wellbeing, as well as helping them to advance their employability skills, Kal stated;
"I also think the mental health part of the course is essential. Doing the course has had a really positive impact on me and I am really looking forward to starting my new career as a construction worker."
On completion of the training, Kal went on to a placement with ISG PLC to gain industry experience, which provided a job opportunity, earning £10 per hour, achieving what he set out to do and become a Construction Worker.
Kal came to The Job Gym GM looking to rebuild his career and went on to say;
"This really sets you up and I am thankful I was given the opportunity, the tutors are knowledgeable and it has really boosted my knowledge and my confidence. I like that there is an end result and the course itself has given me what I need to start a career in construction."