Thursday 28 February 2019

NVQ training success

Darren

We're proud to announce that a group of our Emmaus Oxford companions have just achieved a new qualification.

Fourteen formerly homeless companions have passed their Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage. 36-year-old Darren (pictured above, with his certificate) is part of this group. He decided to sign up to the training because he wanted to boost his CV:

I was homeless for 19 years and arrived at Emmaus Oxford with no qualifications. Being offered this sort of opportunity means that I can add to my CV; when I'm ready to get back on my feet I hope it will help me find a job."

Emmaus Oxford provides a home and meaningful work for 28 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Those supported at our community live together and are offered meaningful work. They also have the chance to access free training and acquire new skills to help their future prospects.

Darren's new qualification is already coming in useful as alongside other companions, Darren helps to run the Emmaus Oxford charity store on Barns Road in Cowley. 

This experience has given me a taste of what training opportunities are on offer here at Emmaus. My next plan is to participate in an NVQ in Customer Service - I'm looking forward to it."

Find out more about the work of Emmaus Oxford or call us on 01865 763698.