James completes puzzle with Jigsaw Homes job
Wed, 18 November 2020
James Drury, a former student at Tameside College, has gained employment with local company, Jigsaw Homes.
Previously on a placement with the company, James attended internship classes. During his training, he worked within the IT department. James, who has autism and finds it hard to adapt to change, was given new tasks weekly, with staff checking his level of attention to detail and proficiency. The manager was extremely pleased with James’ progress throughout and has offered him a permanent contract.
Now an IT office junior, James has settled into his new job well, enjoying his new responsibilities. His role at Jigsaw Homes includes placing orders for the company and ensuring equipment goes to the correct building and staff members. Another task involves checking hardware and logging these into a central database.
James, a former St Thomas More RC College student, first enrolled at Tameside College in 2016. He completed certificates in IT and introduction to the hospitality industry, before moving to the supported internship in 2019 -2020.
Julie Fletcher, teacher for aspirations supported internships, said: “James has excelled on the supported internship by taking on board constructive feedback and developing his skills within his role.
James quickly built relationships with the staff and felt like part of the team, increasing his confidence and communication skills. I am so pleased that James has been given this opportunity and the management have recognised James for the work ethic that he has.”
James said: “I am really enjoying my new job and I am looking forward to learning more skills within the company and earning some money of my own.”