Years of enthusiasm, patience and persistence has payed off for a young man from Newcastle named Wesley McGinn, 20, when he has finally landed a job after doing 1000 job applications in the past two years after leaving from school.
Wesley went for pretty much everything you could think of, including supermarket jobs and bar work, but someone else always beat him to it.
That often needs a large amount of patience, and Wesley, who lives with his parents Tina and Gary McGinn, has certainly learned that. He says:
“I applied for every job I could find. I went to ask around the local area at care homes but no one was looking for help.
Every day I would go to the library and use the internet to find jobs, and I would use the machines in the job centre. I was absolutely sick of writing my name. I only remember getting two replies saying I had been unsuccessful. It was very frustrating when I couldn’t even get part-time work. My family knew I was fed up.”
He was taken on by Care UK as a trainee support worker, working to help people with learning disabilities to live independently in their own homes.
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