Paul is ample proof that age is no barrier to finding a new career path as he passes on his wealth of knowledge in the construction industry.
At the age of 64, he’s landed a new role with St Mungo’s, a community housing association and award-winning charity, who are helping the homeless.
Paul, from Kibworth, is now a tutor at the St Mungo’s Recovery College, in partnership with Leicester City Council, which is based at the council’s Dawn Centre.
The college delivers learning, training and employment support to people recovering from homelessness, with Paul a part of their construction skills programme.
He knows only too well, first-hand, what it’s like to be unemployed, after being guided by the Work Live Leicestershire (WiLL) project, when finding himself in the same position.
His working life had seen him serve in building jobs such as a bricklayer, stonemason and up to site supervisor and manager, working on developments worth millions.
But Paul was back to square one when he first met Bev, his keyworker from the WiLL project, and needed help with restoring his confidence, searching for jobs and CV writing.
They met regularly at The Well in Kibworth, a popular community venue, and gradually Bev assisted Paul in getting back to his best. Since then, he’s never looked back.
Watch Paul and Bev recall their memories of his journey with the WiLL project, by clicking on the video link above, when returning to The Well.
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