Emmett Canning

Name Emmett Canning
Company Righton
Location Glasgow
Last Known Job Role   
Movement To Work Programme 2016

My confidence has not only improved, but I’ve learnt skills on the job, allowing me to contribute to the company as much if not more than people who have had traditional training. I’ve also seen a big impact in my personal life in the way I organise myself and see through my objectives.

After a series of temporary jobs and needing to care for his father, Emmet faced long-term unemployment. Having decided to make a change in his life and pursue a career, Emmet found out about Righton’s Movement to Work scheme through Street League UK, Righton’s training partner provider. Following an initial assessment, Emmet began his placement at Righton’s Glasgow warehouse site and over the course of a three-week placement developed the skills necessary to progress within the company, from general warehousing to parts identification and quality assurance procedures. Since completing his Movement to Work placement, Emmet has begun a full-time role at the Righton Glasgow warehouse site and is moving from strength to strength in his new career.

“I’m very pleased to be here. Where I come from in Glasgow there are very few opportunities and it takes me over an hour to commute to work. Despite this I enjoy coming in every day. My confidence has not only improved, but I’ve learnt skills on the job, allowing me to contribute to the company as much if not more than people who have had traditional training. I’ve also seen a big impact in my personal life in the way I organise myself and see through my objectives.” In addition to what he learnt during his Movement to Work placement, Emmet is working towards gaining formal vocational qualifications through his new job at Righton which will provide recognition of the skills and expertise he has developed in his new career.