Laurence counts on a bright future

"I thought that I would never be able to gain the experience needed to progress into accountancy but now feel so much more confident. Community Task Force has given me confidence and new hope for my future".

Laurence studied accountancy to AAT Level 3 but struggled to find employment in his field. Shaw Trust, a Sarina Russo Job Access subcontractor, found Laurence a placement as an Accounts Assistant at a local Folkestone charity called Creative Foundation.

Angela Davis, Finance Director of the Creative Foundation said, "Laurence has proved to be a real asset. He is reliable, conscientious and shows great potential as an accountant. We would wholeheartedly recommend working with Shaw Trust and the Community Task Force programme to other organisations".

Shaw Trust joined forces with Sarina Russo job Access as a subcontractor delivering the Community Task Force programme in March 2010. Since then approximately 300 client referrals (with some excellent placement outcomes) have been achieved.

For Shaw Trust the best thing about working with Community Task Force customers is to watch their confidence and self-esteem grow. Especially when paid employment opportunities become available and they know they now have the skills and experience to apply for the position.

Shaw Trust is a national charity who, for over 27 years, has helped people overcome employment barriers and transform their lives.