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How CEIS Ayrshire Supported Frank into Employment.

Frank’s Work Coach from the Saltcoats Job Centre referred him to CEIS Ayrshire and he registered with us in June 2023. Frank was looking to get his SIA licence as he was looking to start a career in the security sector.

Action Plan

Frank met his Key Worker, Lindsay and together they made an action plan of support. The plan consisted of various activities such as:

  • Reviewing and updating his CV.
  • Creating a Cover Letter.
  • Completing online training and workshops.

Arrangements were also put in place for Frank to apply for ITA funding to complete his SIA security training.

Lindsay supported Frank with his application for a security role with Rock Steady. Within a couple of weeks, Rock Steady invited Frank for an interview and was successful. Although Frank secured the role, he was on a zero-hour contract. Lindsay continued to provide support to try and find a permanent full-time role.

Steven took over as Frank’s Key Worker in July and met with him to see how he was progressing with his SIA course. Frank did not pass one of the modules at the time and was arranging a resit, which his Work Coach at the Job Centre was going to pay for. During this time, Steven reviewed and updated Frank’s CV and sent this over to him to use when applying for other jobs.

Retaking the SIA test

Frank was able to get his SIA test resit booked in September. Leading up to this Steven arranged one to one support with Frank to help him prepare and revise for the test. Frank spotted a vacancy with Security Scotland for a stewarding role. Steven assisted him with the application and emailing over the required ID.

The following month, Frank had an interview with Security Scotland and Steven helped him prepare for the interview. This was beneficial to Frank as he was successful in securing the job and was due to start his first shift at Celtic Park.

Frank completed a couple of shifts with Security Scotland and had applied for a role with a local business in Stevenston. He interviewed for the role and was successful in getting the job which he recently started.