Securing a new career
When David Lloyd from Bridgwater took a voluntary early retirement package at the age of 63, he had little idea of the type of opportunities that might be available at Hinkley Point C… until he signed up to the Jobs Service.
David said: “I was new to the job market as I had been employed for 20 years.”
The Jobs Service helped David to update his CV and encouraged him to send it to G4S, the contract partner delivering Hinkley Point C’s security services. On the strength of his CV, G4S shortlisted David for an interview for the role of a security officer.
For David, the Jobs Service was a source of both advice and support. He added: “Their experience and positivity gave me the confidence to go to the interview well prepared and, armed with some knowledge, fortunately I was successful!”
David has risen through the ranks since starting at Hinkley Point C. He was quickly promoted to a Supervisor and, more recently, he’s taken up the position of Health, Safety and Environment Lead for G4S.
David has also completed additional training and now delivers Level 3 Health and Safety sessions to the G4S team on the Project.
He remembered, “I was as green as the grass when getting back into work, but received some brilliant advice from the Hinkley Point C Jobs Service, which set me on a new career path that was aligned to my past experience and personal qualities.”