As a barber to trade, Rosena McIntyre recently found herself unemployed and not knowing where to turn next.
The mother of two from Coatbridge had worked in a variety of different industries over the years, but was most used to working as a barber. After some personal changes in her life, Rosena found herself in a situation where she did not have the motivation to work and didn’t know where to turn.
When she found out about the services offered by North Lanarkshire’s Working she approached Routes to Work. Rosena was assigned a caseworker and supported with confidence building, up-skilling, and interview and application help.
Things soon began to improve for Rosena. She gained employment at Fishers, a laundry company based in Caotbridge. This was an entirely different environment than she had been used to, but she was willing to take on the challenge and is now thoroughly enjoying her new role. Rosena recently won the Routes to Work David McIntosh Award.
Speaking about her journey, Rosena said;
“Before I was given support from North Lanarkshire’s Working I really was at rock bottom. I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people at Routes to Work for helping me on my journey to find a job. The help they provided wasn’t only life changing, but was life saving for me.”
I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people at Routes to Work for helping me on my journey to find a job. The help they provided wasn’t only life changing but was life saving for me.
“I am loving my new job with Fishers, it is hard work and is totally different from working as a barber but I am out to work hard and am glad I took the decision to apply for Fishers. I would definitely recommend the services provided by North Lanarkshire’s Working to others.”