Before David came to Blue Apple he had been unemployed for 18 years due to a road traffic accident. He tried to keep himself occupied while in recovery by doing odd jobs for people whilst also being in and out of the hospital, but this was not sustainable and things took a turn for the worse. His situation started to affect him mentally, In his own words “It was a mentally challenging time for me.” David had lost confidence in himself and he began to lose hope that he would find long-term employment.
In July 2018, David was referred to Blue Apple Training and things began to change for the better. He signed up to the ‘Step Program’, where he was assigned a dedicated key worker who helped him regain his confidence and believe in himself.
After only 5 weeks with his advisor Garwin, an opportunity arose to work for a large cleaning company at a local stadium. David jumped at the opportunity and was encouraged by his Keyworker to apply. He wasn’t concerned about this distance it took him to travel as long as he was able to be back in work.
David’s application was successful and he started his job in September 2018, he couldn’t be more grateful to the staff at Blue Apple for helping him to completely change his life in such a short time.
David is a perfect example of how hard work and a positive attitude pays off, and we are so proud of his achievements and wish him every success in the future.