King’s Lynn Project Search initiative celebrates its latest graduate

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The Project Search team, the joint initiative between Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the College of West Anglia and Remploy, are celebrating their latest success after yet another student secured permanent employment at the Trust.

Gareth Box (19), a Project Search student, was due to start an apprenticeship at the QEH. However, when a full-time position was advertised, also at the hospital, Gareth decided to apply.

More than 70 people applied for the vacancy and after it was shortlisted to just eight, Gareth came out on top and was offered the job.

He said: “It feels amazing to get a job working for the hospital. I am so happy I got the position available in the department. Project Search provided me with the opportunity to work in an office environment working with computers. I had two rotations one in Mandatory Training and one in the Workforce Information Services team. A vacancy in Workforce Information became available which I applied for and I was successful.”

This success comes as Project Search are again inviting young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, aged between 19-24, to apply for the upcoming course. The course combines class based and on the job learning to give the students a solid foundation with practical work experience that will boost future job prospects.

The deadline for applications is next Wednesday, April 30.