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Roddy's story

Transferable skills enable a new career path

Roddy, 52, had an accident at work resulting in him being unable to continue in his position and forcing him onto benefits.

Roddy came to Ingeus and met with advisor Vanessa. He was still trying to get released from his contract by his current employer, where he had incurred the injury, and was battling with them to accept liability.

Vanessa managed to negotiate release of Roddy from this job and gained forward funding from his ex-employer for NVQ Assessor training.

Roddy said:
“After meeting with my advisors they showed me I could move onto other types of jobs and they also gave me my confidence back. They also helped me to relax which was my biggest problem.”

Roddy had full qualifications as a plumber in addition to his hands-on experience. He wanted to stay in this field but due to the ongoing back problem caused by his work injury it was decided that Vanessa would look into an alternative training post for him. Vanessa was able to negotiate new employment and training for Roddy, which enabled him to stay in his chosen field.

Roddy successfully secured a role as an NVQ Assessor and is currently finishing his ECDL (an IT qualification), as well as completing his Assessor qualifications.

Roddy said:
“Don’t give up, there are people out there to help you. You are not the only one in this position so don’t think everything is against you.”

Vanessa was able to negotiate new employment and training for Roddy, which enabled him to stay in his chosen field.”