8 Aug 2022
Abu-Bakar Kayani has had several jobs since he left school including in a warehouse, restaurant and retail work. But the 21-year-old from Oldham was struggling to find employment after a six-month administration role came to an end.
Abu was referred by Jobcentre Plus to the JETS programme, which gives jobseekers help, support and guidance to help them back into work. Ingeus delivers the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) Job Entry Targeted Support (WHP JETS)
programme in Greater Manchester, on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Ingeus advisers supported Abu with regular appointments, building his confidence and helping him apply for roles. They also encouraged him to sign up for a maths course at a local college, which he’s now enjoying two days a week.
With his new-found confidence and employability skills, Abu has also gained employment as a part time waiter and front-of-house staff member in a restaurant. The perfect balance to his college studies.
“My experience with JETS has been fantastic,” said Abu. “My life has progressed thanks to JETS. I am doing exactly what I want to do and really enjoying it, while earning money at the same time. It is perfect for fitting in around my college courses.”
Abu, who enjoys sports activities and going out, would now love to work his way up to a more senior level at the restaurant.