Ewan’s story

My name is Ewan, I have been working with Lisa, my Employment Advisor, since January this year. I really want to work in tourism, particularly with cruise ships.

I meet with Lisa every week and together, we have made a CV and applied for a lot of jobs. We do a job search every week on the computer, and if I see a job I like, Lisa will apply for it for me. I really like that I am working with the same Employment Advisor all the time, and not changing around, as this means we really know each other very well, and she understands my skills and abilities as well as what I really want to do.

I really wanted to work in tourism, so to help me get experience and increase my skills, I have started volunteering for a cruise ship company in South Queensferry. I meet passengers as they come off the ships and give them information about things to do. I love this role, and my confidence and skills have improved so much, and I have made lots of friends. Whilst I am volunteering, me and my Employment Advisor are applying for jobs, and spending time doing interview coaching so I feel really confident and ready when an interview comes.

Working with Real Jobs has helped me to improve my employability skills, and I am really happy with the service they give me.

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