Posted by Alice Irvine on the 10 Mar 2017

One of our ex-Traineeship students, Iain, has been in touch with some brilliant news…
Job Coach Denise received an email from Iain to let her know he won the Employee of the Year Award at McDonald's for 2016! Iain was a WorkStart student with Denise; alongside his studies they worked on his employability skills and together completed job applications. An opportunity arose at McDonald's in Waddon but sadly Iain was unsuccessful. However he wasn't deterred and applied for another branch and was offered an interview. Denise coached Iain through interview techniques, and together researched questions he may be asked, so by the time his interview date arrived he was more than ready! Iain successfully got through two interviews and was offered a job on the spot!
Iain continued to wow his employers, taking on more responsibilities, completing on-the-job training, and committing himself to his career.
Denise says “Iain was a great student to work with, he has a real can-do attitude and I always knew he'd progress on to great things, I'm just glad someone gave him a chance to prove himself!”
Needless to say, Denise is so proud of Iain and his award at work is recognition of his dedication and professionalism.