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Jackie's Story

Jackie was referred to The Big Trust by Regenda Homes run Ways2Wages club. This club is designed to help people in Liverpool Region community to look for employment, after being out of work for a significant period of time.

The Big Trust - Ready for Work Programme

Referral agency: Ways2Wages

Placement provider: Veolia


Jackie was struggling to find employment due to her personal circumstances.

Jackie join our Ready for Work programme, part of which is the opportunity to go on placement with one of our partner businesses.

Veolia, a long-standing supporter of The Big Trust offered Jackie a placement at their Otterspool site.

Although Jackie would have normally never imagined herself working outdoors, she really embraced the opportunity offered.

Veolia’s Site Manager was really impressed with how Jackie committed herself to the role and how she complimented the existing team on site, which is male-dominated.

After completing her two-week placement, Veolia did not want to lose Jackie as they recognised the skill and attributes she brought to their business.

Veolia offered Jackie the opportunity to apply for a position at their Wirral site, which is a significant distance away from where Jackie lives.

Jackie yet again showed a huge commitment to the opportunity to enter the world of work and her desire to come off benefits.

Jackie was successful in securing employment with Veolia.


After her interview Jackie contacted The Big Trust and said:

“Well you know, I only gone and got it! I start Saturday. Get in! Thank you, Thank you The Big Trust.

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