Apex Stranraer Personal Development Mentor, Callum Gibson, has been recognised as a Community Jobs Scotland success story as Youth Employment minister Angela Constance MSP announced funding for 400 additional places on the Scottish Government’s job creation scheme.
“Community Jobs Scotland funding offered me an invaluable opportunity to work and gain experience with one of the leading third sector organisations in Scotland. I was happy to find that my role wasn’t limited to admin, I was able to do some client work and found that I liked the challenge that this kind of work presented. I very much enjoy working with Apex Scotland and I was lucky enough to be offered a full time position when my CJS contract came to an end. In the current job market gaining a first step on the ladder is incredibly important and I am grateful to have been given this opportunity. I feel that I have improved a lot during my time at Apex and hope to continue to do so with my new role.”
Service Development Manager Vikki Binni said:
“Having Callum on board has been great for the team in Stranraer and Apex as a whole. We know we can rely on him to get on with the task at hand and get the job done. Callum manages to strike the balance between being professional when dealing with other agencies and being friendly and approachable with the clients. It’s been exciting to see his confidence grow and see him make the transition from administrator to Personal Development Mentor.”
Well done Callum!
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