A Picture of Success

A placement on an AI training course led to a successful application for part-time employment at the National Galleries in Edinburgh.

A Transition placement for R led to a successful application for part-time employment at the National Galleries in Edinburgh.

R started with Access to Industry’s Transition project when she was unsure of what she wanted to do with her future, but was keen to explore all options.  She started in our community college classroom and showed clear focus and determination by sticking to her timetable and having an excellent attendance record.

She was successful in achieving a place on ‘the Dark Side of Edinburgh’ (our eight-week accredited training programme) where she grew from strength to strength, building her self confidence and her ability to work within a team and speak out in groups.

She was approached by her caseworker to discuss further placement opportunities, in particular a new placement working part time over three weeks within the National Galleries.  R was very keen to participate in this placement as it allowed her the flexibility to work over many disciplines and to work at weekends. In addition, it enabled her to continue with Dark Side of Edinburgh course.

Within two weeks of working within the galleries she had impressed the staff and was encouraged to apply for a vacancy as a part-time gallery attendant. She was successful in achieving this position. She has said that without the support of her caseworker she would not have been able to achieve all this and is delighted that she came to Transition.

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