Jordan joined Street League’s 'Get Ready for Work' programme having first heard about the charity through his school. Jordan suffered from dyslexia and was low on confidence, but his timekeeping was good and his attendance excellent, and Street League felt confident he’d be able to commit to a work placement.

Street League approached a local garage which Jordan had expressed an interest in working for and after the first week he said he was enjoying the work. The employer had high expectations of Jordan and although happy with Jordan’s commitment, he was concerned he wasn’t happy because of how quiet he seemed. Street League staff decided to talk to Jordan about his approach and how he could push himself more, and soon afterwards, Jordan began to grow into the role and his confidence blossomed. Jordan made a conscious effort to be more sociable and confident when interacting with people. After speaking to the garage owners, they said they had seen a massive change in Jordan and were discussing keeping him on to train him up as a mechanic and become a full-time member of staff. Jordan was thrilled with this news and was determined he would continue to improve in his customer service skills.

The garage agreed to an extension of Jordan’s work placement in order for him to gain more experience. Since then, Jordan has gone on to work for the company in a full-time role where he is being trained as a mechanic on site, and attending college to formalise his learning.