Ryan’s Story

One of our resident’s, Ryan, wanted to get a job in something that he really enjoyed. Our Training and Employment team helped him to secure a job as an Archive Assistant at a local museum.

Ryan has Asperger’s Syndrome and autism which means socialising, travelling and communicating is sometimes hard for him. Chris, one of our training and employment officers, was able to support Ryan into some voluntary work at a local company. This boosted his chances of getting work and helped him become more confident meeting people.

Chris liaised with Ryan’s key worker and took Ryan to the job interview at the museum. The interview went really well and he was offered the role of Archive Assistant. His job would be scanning in memorabilia, sorting the rare coins and stamps collection and archiving. 

Ryan’s keyworker came with him for the first few days so he could build up his confidence with travelling and using public transport. The help and support that Chris was able to give as well as the voluntary work Ryan did meant that he was successful in his quest for work. But more importantly he’s now doing something that makes him happy.