Future Jobs Fund

12 January 2011
Helping young people back into work

Tom InsoleOne of the Trust's newest employees has issued his heartfelt thanks for the help and support he has received to secure a full time position at CUH.

Tom Insole has started work as a porter in the cardiology department through the government's Future Jobs Fund, which aims to get long term unemployed people back to work.

He has now thanked the HR department for their support while he completed the programme and help in finding him a full time job. In an email, he said: "I would just like to take a moment to say a big thank you to you for all the fantastic help that you have given me.

"If you had not given me the chance to come on the Future Jobs Fund scheme I would not be where I am now. Thank you for giving me the chance to show my potential as a worthy employee after I had spent so long out of employment.

"Your help and support has really made my time as an assistant technical officer pleasant and a fantastic experience. I couldn't have done it without you."

The Future Jobs Fund creates employment opportunities for young people who are long term unemployed. Tom is one of 14 people to have found a job with the Trust as part of the programme, with others securing roles in areas such as haematology, occupational health, oncology, clinical trials and cardiology.

Those taking part in the programme are given a six month contract, help developing their skills and guidance on applications and interviews to help build their experience in the world of work.