* Name has been changed to protect the privacy of our participant
Billy was employed in various capacities before starting NOW Group, particularly around construction and as a trained electrician. Due to the pandemic, Billy was having trouble in his former employment due to lack of work and increase in competition in the area whilst having a late diagnosis in Autism.
Billy had gained more qualifications in Engineering throughout this time and wanted to find a new role, he found the support of NOW group through Verve with Karen, his employment officer, who supported him to apply for the role within DIAGEO.
Billy was successful in January 2022 and moved over to the Workable program with Megan McCleave to receive support in work and supporting him with potential progression opportunities and confidence in building his career.
In November Billy was successful in obtaining a permanent role as an engineering technician, and is looking forward to the next steps of his career.