Andy Stringfellow is the latest one of our clients to secure a placement at The Cycling Project in Birkenhead Park. Last working in 1992 as a warehouse order picker, it was always going to be an upward struggle for Andy to get back on the ladder but by sheer determination and a strong will Andy has proven his metal by securing this position.
Badly affected by the death of his mum and the misuse of drugs led Andy to a spiralling vicious circle of not being able to secure a full-time position due to a CV that is barren for over 26 years. It did not take long for the team at The Johnson Foundation to see through the lack of experience and see how they could help with pointing him in the right direction. Andy’s love of anything bicycle comes to light as soon as he rides through the door. His pride and joy has been made from scratch by his fair hands and he is currently building a GT (Gary Turner) bike. Andy has the frame and once built is hoping to get on the road by next summer.
With his practical skills already evident The Cycling Project was an obvious choice and he was delighted to be offered a placement for the summer. A month on Andy is thriving, taking on more responsibility and has been accepted onto a course for bicycle mechanics.
Kate Eugeni, Executive Trustee at the Foundation said “The Foundation has always been a vehicle to support the residents of Wirral, with this new programme of support we are also able to use our experience and contacts to offer an even more bespoke support and are delighted that in the case of Andy he just needed help with contacts and coaching. We could see how determined Andy was to get into work that as a team we were willing to go the extra mile to secure him a placement. We speak to him on a weekly basis and he knows that we are only a phone call away.”
For more information how The Johnson Foundation can help you with securing employment give the team a call on 0151 650 6987