Lewis’ After College After-Care Success

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Prior to Landmarks Lewis attended mainstream colleges, where his motivation was limited, and he did not make the expected level of progression and his placement finished.

Lewis joined Landmarks in September 2018 and enrolled onto our Employability Pathway based at The Archer. His Pathway was particularly geared towards preparing him for a career working in a bar and kitchen of a public house. After his baseline assessment, we agreed a clear pathway to success, in so much that Lewis needed to work to develop his functional English and mathematics skills, so that he could write down food orders legibly and navigate the menu timings when cooking food for customers, by gaining a greater understanding of time, measurements and fundamental cookery skills.

Lewis has the desire to work within the kitchen section of a pub/bar, he has a natural ‘can do’ attitude, willingness to work with others and exudes passion and a real desire to get a paid job. This disposition has developed over his time at The Archer, with Lewis developing an understanding of banter, learning to take constructive criticism and recognising what steps he needed to take to improve his performance.

Initially, Lewis would struggle to take on comments about his performance, focussed on the negatives and couldn’t easily identify the steps needed to overcome and improve his performance. Lewis is now one of the more confident team members and is routinely taking orders from customers, serving drinks and making food with reducing levels of support as his confidence and competence continues to improve.

Because of all his hard work, Lewis is on track to achieve an Award in Hospitality and Catering, as well as improving his level in Mathematics and English, which are so crucial to maintaining future employment.

After his placement fell through due to lockdown, Lewis began being supported by our After College After-Care offer. Thanks to this and the hard work he has now secured full-time employment.