Cheltenham | CCP
Mark had been working in construction for 25 years, doing everything from bricklayer to labourer to site management.
Mark had been working in construction for 25 years, doing everything from bricklayer to labourer to site management. During this period, he had been also looking after his wife who had been ill for some time. Sadly, Mark eventually had to stop work to care for his wife full-time until she passed away.
After hitting what he thought was rock bottom, Mark made the decision to contact the NHS for help, who referred him to the GEM Project. Sam Henson from CCP became his GEM Navigator Developer and was able to talk to Mark about steps to getting back into work, as well as providing moral support.
Sam really did pick me up and was dedicated to helping.
Mark knew he needed to refresh his qualifications to get back into construction site management, a job he knew and loved, and through the GEM Project Sam was able to access the funding to make this possible. Mark worked hard and achieved top marks to achieve his CSCS card and SMSTS training.
GEM really has turned it around for me and things are on the up, I am in a much better place.
Through his GEM journey with Sam, Mark has passed and received the courses needed to get back into work, he has a newfound confidence and is taking better care of his health. He has also been lucky enough to find someone new in his life to share his goals with and to celebrate his new job. Mark was able to land himself a position with Snape Construction as a Construction Site Manager, starting with a big project to refit college dormitories over the summer holidays. Mark recommends the GEM Project to anyone that needs support to get back into work. Mark would like to thank his daughters, Carmel, Leeanne and Yazmine for their continued support and love throughout his journey.
When you think all is lost and you’re at rock bottom, you’re not, contact GEM and they can help.