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Kal Feleke starts a career in construction

Kal Feleke starts a career in construction

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."

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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."

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