Dan's work experience pays off

A jobseeker so impressed at a work experience placement that it has led to a new career.

Thursday, 11th February 2016, 3:32 pm
Dan Milne with Lesley Morgan, work service manager at Cramlington Jobcentre.

Dan Milne was making a claim at Cramlington Jobcentre when his coach suggested some work experience would enhance his CV.

He was offered a placement at the Jobcentre, helping customers with online employment searches.

Staff quickly spotted his potential and Dan was given responsibility to develop a document to help customers navigate the job search sites. After presenting his work the document was adopted by other Jobcentres in the area.

Dan added his experience to his CV, and was supported to apply for jobs.

And he is delighted to have secured a post at Child Maintenance Group.

A Jobcentre spokeswoman said: “This is an excellent demonstration of how successful meaningful work experience can be.”