Aron on a roll after job offer - thanks to Telegraph campaign
THE future is all laid out for this Laceby teenager – who has secured a job at a flooring company after appearing in the Grimsby Telegraph.
Aron Finch, 17, of Keith Crescent, saw his CV printed in the paper as part of the Your Life: Your Future campaign, which is designed to cut unemployment in North East Lincolnshire.
Bosses at IMS Floor Store, in Freeman Street, were so impressed with Aron's initiative that they offered him a warehouse apprenticeship.
Aron, who achieved nine GCSEs at Healing School, said: "I wanted to find a job in a warehouse environment so I could get the right experience but I didn't know how, so I put an advert up in the building of the Grimsby Telegraph highlighting my details, including skills, what I was looking for, a photograph and how to get in contact.
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"Shortly after requesting permission to put it on a noticeboard at the Grimsby Telegraph, a reporter called me and featured my story with a number of other people looking for work.
"I wanted to get stuck in to a hands-on role so I could gain enough experience to progress quickly in the workplace."
Aron's story was spotted by Intraining employment consultants, who were on the lookout for potential recruits for IMS Floor Store's 27,000sq ft retail and storage space.
Aron, who is now studying for a Level 2 NVQ as part of his apprenticeship, added: "I know I've made the right choice by starting an apprenticeship at IMS Floor Store – I've learned so much already."
The success of the campaign is just one example of how the Telegraph has made a positive impact on the community – which we will be celebrating each day this week as part of Local Newspaper Week.
IMS spokesman Myles Shaw said: "Aron arrived suited and booted with a portfolio highlighting some of his previous achievements and singled himself out as having the right spark and since starting work he has not disappointed."
And Aron has joined the company at an exciting time, with new branch – CarpetRunnersUK.com – really taking off.
"I am very proud that in two short years we have gone from zero to nearly £1-million sales," said Mr Shaw.
"We are now the UK's single largest supplier of carpet runners, a narrow length of carpet designed to be laid in the hallway, staircase and landing.
"I think the research we undertook at the start has put us in a very strong position.
"We are now planning for the future and Aron could be an integral part of that – he has joined the business at an exciting time."
IMS Floor Store now has a staff of five, plus two directors.
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