Nick is a 23-year-old who was very keen to work but due to a difficult few years including periods of homelessness, was struggling to find employment. His caseworker at St Basils (a young person’s homeless charity) had already referred a number of other individuals to the Pump’s internship scheme so recommended it, Nick. He agreed to be referred and was accepted on to cohort 4 of 2019’s scheme. Nick always brought an enthusiasm to the employability skills element of the course; he was always punctual, a very likeable and popular member of the group. He achieved qualifications in first aid and manual handling and also level 1 in Digital Fabrication. Two local manufacturing firms conducted interviews for the group and Nick impressed both, so much so that he was offered 100-hour placements at each firm. Nick worked with Armagard ltd and was highly praised by management there; unfortunately, a full-time position wasn’t available so Nick was back to looking for work after this placement finished. Happily, a few weeks later the other company he interviewed for contacted the Pump saying their 12-month internship program was recruiting and they asked if Nick was available, he has since accepted a paid position on this program and will be starting work in July.