Fabian started with Autism Plus First Routes for just two hours a week. We worked with Fabian to identify the types of work he was interested in. We supported him to update his CV and helped to highlight the positive attributes Fabian had that an employer would look for.
We spent time identifying jobs, practicing filing in application forms and interview questions. Within four weeks Fabian had four interviews! He said he
couldn’t believe how quick it was all happening. One interview was a group interview which un-nerved Fabian a little, so a member of the team met him for a coffee and a chat, providing last minute guidance and reassurance. The following day brought another interview, Fabian contacted us and said “Do employers offer you jobs on the spot? Because I’ve just been offered a job before I left the interview.”
He was so overwhelmed but of course accepted the job, he is soon to start work at Pizza Express and we couldn’t be happier for him. First Routes is
now working with Fabian and his employer to ensure he has support in place once he starts work in the coming weeks. One comment the employer made to him was “We would be delighted if you could work in our team, it is obvious what a lovely personality you have.”
Well done Fabian. Just six weeks support from First Routes has helped him secure a job that is perfect for him!