How support networks helped Dylan find a full-time job

How support networks helped Dylan find a full-time job

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Everyone needs support, everybody needs support you can’t do everything on your own. I live in Mixenden and I’ve lived here all my life. I do feel a little bit
separated from local town because it’s a bit boring there’s nowt really to do, that’s why people start taking drugs and robbing cars and whatever else you get up to Here’s death row I used to come round here when I were young to get high and I didn’t care about anything.
It can be a beautiful place, it really can… but some bits of it are really rough, rundown, not looked after – it’s one of them. My name’s Dylan Husband, I’m 18 year old
and I work a Yorkshire Timber builders’ merchants I left school in Year Ten. When I were 17 years old my friends told me about The Prince’s Trust so I gave it a try and they really looked after me there. I was involved in a Team programme where we went rock climbing, building rafts, bouldering – it were really good. Like, my
self-confidence levels went so high off just 12 weeks. But that were the only thing I’ve ever achieved and then I got my full-time job at Yorkshire Timber through The Prince’s Trust and I love it. When you came here you were timid and
shy and you’ve grown, you know. I mean, you’re becoming one of the characters in the yard now, all the lads are taking to you really well. I think you’re extremely
funny but you as a person, you know, you’ve grown, you’re coming out of your shell which is fantastic to see and it’ll be interesting to see where that
develops and how far you can take that working with us. I learnt if you cooperate you can do anything because Prince’s Trust helped me out that much.
I’m happy to say that I was a part of their team.

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