It worked out for Troy

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When Troy walked into the Unity Gym in Brent for a work-out, he never thought he would walk out with a new job.

Find out how our training and employment team at Catalyst Gateway helped him get a job at the Vue Cinema at Westfields.

Why did you visit the Unity Gym?

That’s really simple – I wanted to get fit and the gym is local and free. At the gym, I also get the chance to work out with the personal trainers and meet people who are interested in fitness training.

How did you find out about the employment support?

At the gym I told Russell (youth engagement officer) that I was unemployed and looking for a job. He then put me in contact with Kamara (employment specialist), and the rest is history.

How did Kamara help you?

She first helped me improve and update my CV. I then went on a CV walk with her where we visited Westfield shopping centre and Work Zone.

At Work Zone I met the recruitment manager, who handles some of vacancies there. He was really impressed with me, my CV and my attitude that he put me forward for an interview for Vue Cinema.

How did the interview go?

At first I was really nervous, so I spoke to Kamara. She advised me on the type of questions I may be asked and we practised some interview techniques. Kamara also advised me on what I should wear, and helped boost my confidence before the interview.

Do you like your job?

I love it! I meet new people every day and have money, which I didn’t when I was unemployed. I also get free cinema tickets each week for me, my friends and family so I’m their favourite person now.

If you would like specialist training and employment support contact our Catalyst Gateway team on 0300 456 2099 or enquiries@catalystgateway.org.uk