Christopher, 59, Manchester.
Christopher had been unemployed for 9 years before starting the University of Manchester House Services Academy. He describes his previous job searches as relentless and fruitless.
When asked about his journey into secure work Chris said;
“I felt apprehensive as I have been on courses with promises of work before and then nothing comes of it. It feels great, I am earning money and have job security which has made a big difference to my life!