A Supported Internship student from Havant & South Downs College has overcome hearing difficulties and other challenges to secure a job with Fuller’s.
Reece Alp joined the College in 2014 on an Entry Level Vocational programme and has continued to develop his skills in IT, English and Maths.
As part of his Supported Internship, Reece joined the Fuller’s team at The Old House at Home in Havant where he carried out the role of kitchen porter, ensuring the kitchens are kept clean and tidy and all equipment is stored correctly.
Supported Internship Coordinator, Helen Robinson, said: “Reece has overcome hearing difficulties, challenges with processing information and literacy to become a valued member of the team and has now been offered a paid contract in his current role. He has demonstrated real progress in using his initiative, working with others in the team and following instructions.
“Reece has made great progress at The Old House at Home, showing determination and initiative even when it was difficult. I am very proud of his achievements so far and look forward to watching him progress further with the company.
“He will continue with his internship, focusing now on front of house duties and bar work whilst also working for Fuller’s part time as a kitchen porter.”
Reece said: “It’s been a pleasure working with such a well-established organisation and I really appreciate the job offer.
“This has given me a new direction and opened my eyes to different career paths. I have learnt that I am able to cope under pressure and do the job well.”
Fuller’s added that Reece has worked ‘very hard’ and ‘thoroughly deserves the job’.