Getting back at the forefront of work
A DRIVER who struggled to find work for two years has got his life back on track after securing a job with oil giant Shell in Swansea.
Rowland John had been unemployed for months on end after being laid off from his job as a driver for a glazing firm.
The 58-year-old dad-of-two from Treboeth was open to doing anything, but struggled to find anything.
But, after being referred to Swansea employment specialists TBG Learning, he was lucky enough to attend a successful interview with Shell franchise manager Candy Hollinson and received an offer of a job as an assisted service operative at Shell's Halfway fuel station in Mumbles.
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Mr John said: "They provided me with support to update my computer skills and also identified various local opportunities that suited my skills.
"Gregson Davies at TBG Learning was brilliant as he provided me with the assistance I needed and put me in contact with prospective employers.
"I'm thoroughly enjoying my new job and would like to take this opportunity to thank the TBG Learning team for their support."
Shell's franchise manager Candy Hollinson said: "I employ around 50 team members across four sites in Swansea and had an existing relationship with TBG Learning, due to previous recruitment drives where we used their expertise.
"Shell introduced forecourt assistants, responsible for refuelling customers' cars and checking tyres, in January so our staffing requirements had increased.
"We've been really pleased with Rowland.
"He's very articulate and we've had really positive feedback from our customers via the Shell Feedback System."