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Damian turns his life around with Traineeship for Industry

Name: Damian Williams

Area: Walsall

Skills Training UK programme: Traineeship for Industry

Damian Williams was unemployed for nearly two years and only had experience in retail before he was referred by his Jobcentre to our Traineeship for Industry in Walsall.

The 10-week course was followed by a four-week work placement with local firm Gerrymet, which manufactures and services saw blades and wood cutting tools.

The outcome was the offer of a permanent position as a full-time Trainee Saw Doctor. Two years on and he has received several pay rises – going from strength to strength.

“I’m really happy. I’d never considered doing anything like this before but I’m really enjoying working at Gerrymet and doing something that’s hands on. I can say to people now, I’ve got a job, which has made a huge difference to my life.” – Damian Williams, former Traineeship learner

Damian now has a full-time career as a Trainee Saw Doctor at Gerrymet.

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