Ciaran's story

Ciaran Kane and Davie Russell

Ciaran Kane is a driven young man who showed real determination in finding his ideal job in an administration role. After leaving school, Ciaran (18) completed a business administration course at college, but found it difficult to find work that fitted in with his responsibilities - he shares caring responsibilities with his dad for his twin sisters, while mum works full time. Rather than stay at home, he found part-time work in a local corner shop and, around the same time, linked up with the Employment and Training Unit (ETU).

Ciaran's drive to find fair work was clear and ETU provided assistance around CVs and job applications, as well as linking in with local employers to help him make that next important move. As a result of everyone's efforts, Ciaran secured a full-time role with All Truck and is now training as a site supervisor while doing a higher level administration course to get a Diploma. In-line with current Covid-19 restrictions, all training is being delivered online, and Ciaran has already successfully completed his first unit.

Davie Russell at All Truck comments:

Ciaran is settling in really well, he works well with colleagues and is gaining in confidence. As a local employer, All Truck is keen to support young people make the transition into work and we've worked in partnership with ETU for a number of years.

Sarah McCulley, Service Manager at ETU explains:

Young people are facing many challenges in the middle of this pandemic, particularly as they try to enter the labour market. ETU is meeting these challenges head on, delivering against the Scottish Government targets set out under Young Person's Guarantee. This aims to offer every young person aged between 16 and 24 the opportunity to study at university or college, take part in an apprenticeship programme, take up a job or work experience, or participate in a formal volunteering or training programme according to their own personal circumstances.

To find out more about Young Person's Guarantee, or any of the programmes offered by ETU, contact the team:

Employment & Training Unit