Alastair Dempsey’s Journey to Employment
Alastair was referred to our Community Family Support Programme (CFSP) from the Ballymoney Careers Service in late January 2016. Alastair had recently left his university course and was unsure what to do next. CFSP is where we combine health and social care with training and employment to provide a holistic support service for young people and their families.
Our CFSP team offered Alastair a range of one to one mentoring and support helping him to engage with a small group of young people in our Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development Route 2 – Personal Development. The affect on his confidence was tremendous.
We also arranged for Alastair to complete three weeks work experience at a Design Company called Tekk Designs Ltd. The company were so impressed with Alastair that they offered him a job and he started with them as a full time Graphics & Manufacturing Assistant on the 21st March 2016.
Alastair commented, ‘’I really appreciate all the support I received through the Community Family Support Programme. The work placement is good, I get along well with Stephen and we’re making great headway through all the orders.’’
Stephen Graham, Tekk Designs Ltd said the following, ‘’Alastair is a great guy and I’m very happy with the work you guys have done to develop his skills and get us in touch. Perfect candidate for the position’’.
To find out more about the support available to you and your family why not give us a call and speak to a member of our CFSP team:
Mid Ulster Area – 028 7963 1032
Antrim & Newtownabbey – 028 9446 3827
Causeway Coast & Glens – 028 7032 6016
Mid & East Antrim – 028 2565 1614
This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020 and the Department for the Economy