Great Scott! Andrew lands job with Andrew Scott
A Milford Haven man has found a job at the newly opened
Haverfordwest office of a South Wales construction company thanks
to the support of an EU backed employment project.
Andrew Curtis, 39 years of age, becomes the
10th member of staff to find employment with Andrew
Scott via the South West Workways project.
The South West Workways project, is backed by
the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The project
is led by Neath Port Talbot Council in collaboration with Bridgend,
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea Councils. The project
supports people to overcome the barriers which prevent them from
Prior to signing up to Workways, Andrew worked
for Cambrian Windows before their sudden closure in Pembroke Dock
last year. For the first time in nearly ten years Andrew found
himself out of a job.
Andrew said “It was quite a shock! It was
tough being unemployed. I didn’t have too many qualifications
behind me, and my CV wasn’t really as good as it could have
With his confidence knocked, Workways
supported Andrew to write a new CV, find job vacancies and work on
his interview technique. In no time at all, the project helped
Andrew get his foot in the door at Andrew Scott construction via
the offer of a temporary job.
“The CV assistance was invaluable; the
Workways team were great and really helped improve my confidence
and motivation. As soon as I’d had the interview with Andrew Scott,
I knew it was something I’d be good at.” Andrew added.
Such was Andrew’s impact over the course of
his contract as an admin assistant that Andrew Scott were only too
happy to keep him on permanently.
“It was a great feeling to be offered the
permanent position. Having a regular source of income again was a
huge lift to me. I can’t thank Workways enough; without them I
often wonder if I’d have a job at all.”
David Hadley, Financial Director and Company
Secretary for Andrew Scott said “Andrew Scott Ltd are delighted
with the appointment of Andrew Curtis as our Haverfordwest Office
Manager via Workways”
“He is ideally suited for the role, and we are
very impressed with the selection process utilised by the Workways
staff that enabled us to make such a good appointment. He is the
ideal person for this role”
David is hopeful Andrew Scott will recruit
many more than the 10 employees who have already joined via
Councillor Ali Thomas, Leader of Neath Port
Talbot Council said “I’m thrilled with the work that Andrew Scott
are doing in the South West Wales region. In addition to this, it’s
great to see so many people getting jobs with the assistance of the