Joy at last at Rugby firm takes Kieren on after job struggles

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A RUGBY man who struggled to find work has now got a job thanks to a disability charity.

Kieren Brown, 30, who has cerebral palsy, joined Work Choice to help him find a job after previously struggling to find work.

Work Choice was a government programme aimed at helping people with learning, mental health or physical disabilities get back into work in 2011.

Disability charity Shaw Trust is the lead provider of Work Choice across the UK.

Kieren received one-to-one support when he was looking for a job, as well as training in interview skills, IT and CV writing. Supported by his advisor at every step of the way, Kieren said he was thrilled when he got a job with Rugby based company Swann Systems as an administrator and marketing assistant.

Kieren said: “I felt like there was no easy way into work, and I needed support to get a job. I am really pleased that I have the opportunity to work again through Shaw Trust.”

Sheila Bell, proprietor at Swann Systems, said: “I found Keiren’s advisor Michelle excellent in her explanation of the service Shaw Trust offer. She found a candidate for us who fitted our job criteria well. She was always there in the background making sure we were OK.”

The Shaw Trust works with employers across the UK and helps 70,000 people a year gain new skills and enter work.