michael_dawkinsName:            Michael Dawkins

Employer:      P Casey & Co Ltd

Job Profile:    Site Operative / Fitter - Window fitting, door fitting, customer service, general labouring

Project:           Window and Door Replacement Scheme 2011

Local lad Michael, started  his career within construction, working with a few small local window companies, which he enjoyed for a number of years prior to joining Casey through Fusion 21's Shared Training Initiative.  Michael has been offered a minimum 6 month placement with Casey, with the prospect of this being extended subject to workload and his own individual performance.

Michael, 25, was keen to progress his career and was looking for new challenges with more rewards.  Michael heard through a friend that Fusion 21 provided further training, help and guidance with employment opportunities around the local area and so he contacted them to see how they could help him.

After attending an interview day at Fusion 21's offices and a successful interview with Casey Labour Manager, John Walmsley, Michael soon joined the Casey site team currently working with Plus Dane Group on a window and door replacement scheme in the Toxteth area of Liverpool.

Michael says, "I have been very lucky to receive the support from both Casey and Fusion 21.  Their support has been fantastic. They have helped with funding for my courses and without it I don't think I would have had the opportunity to gain new qualifications and skills.  With their help, I have completed First Aid Training, Asbestos Awareness Training, Health and Safety Training and soon will be starting an NVQ2 in Fenestration.  I would like to continue towards achieving NVQ3.  If I achieve these goals, the sky's the limit for me."

Mike Hyde, Project Manager for Casey says, "Michael is a pleasure to have on any site team.  He is a hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic lad.  He is a fantastic team member who works extremely well with residents when working in and around their homes.  Both Michael and the Casey Site Team have received very positive feedback regarding the work carried out."

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