Brothers return to work
Brothers land new roles thanks to the Restart Scheme
After less than a month on the Scheme, The Bromley brothers have secured employment after being out of work for two years.
Andrew and Roger Bromley, 62 and 61, were referred to the Restart Scheme in January after being out of work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Based in Twickenham, they had been looking for leafletting positions but felt their age was a key barrier to getting back into sustained employment.
Our partners at the Kingston site, Reed in Partnership, were able to support them back into work after less than a month on the Scheme.
Andrew joined the Scheme first and met with his Employment Advisor, Yubraj Giri, to explain the difficulties he had been facing. Yubraj helped by advising him on how to effectively job search before getting in touch with a local cleaning company regarding a leafletting vacancy on his behalf.
After a successful interview and trial day, Andrew secured the role. He then told his brother, Roger, about his new job, who spoke with Yubraj at his own meetings about finding a similar opportunity.
Yubraj helped to arrange a trial shift for Roger at the same company, and as with Andrew, the employer was very happy with his work and subsequently offered him the role.
Roger and Andrew’s Employment Advisor, Yubraj Giri, said: “The happiness on their faces made me so proud. By giving a tailored service to participants, I was able to help them return to sustained employment after two years of being unemployed.”
Reflecting on his positive experience, Andrew said: “Yubraj was amazing. I never expected to receive this kind of service from Maximus. I was looking for a job for two years, but I got it in two weeks.”