Robbie, who's from one of the most deprived areas in Renfrewshire, returned to the Street League Academy in Linwood for a second chance after not completing the programme the first time round.

During his first experience with us, Robbie struggled with his attendance. He would arrive late or not at all. When he did attend the Academy, Robbie proved himself to be a young person with great potential, progressing with his Stage 2 and then an external Stage 3, which he unfortunately didn't end up finishing.

When the Stage 3 course was due to begin, Robbie contacted us again as he was keen to come back and finish the Academy programme. We were concerned about the level of commitment Robbie would give to the course, however, when we met him for the taster sessions he showed himself to be a young person who was really motivated to find work and he was really open minded about what type of work he would be prepared to do. 

While he was on Stage 3, Robbie’s attendance and commitment was great. Robbie secured interviews with McDonald's, Rearo Laminates and Webhelp to name a few. Unfortunately, Robbie wasn’t successful at these interviews and we could see that he was starting to become disheartened. Robbie continued to send off job applications which paid off! He secured an interview with Stellar, a contact centre in Paisley, and found out he was successful the following week.

Robbie is really excited to start work and is grateful for the help he received from Street League. He said: "My time with Street League is the best thing I've done. I had so much fun, met lots of good people and discovered loads of opportunities. Street League is the best thing you can do if you’re unemployed."