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Case Study13 May 2022

Clarion Futures’ employment programme turned my life around

Scott shares his story of his successful apprenticeship at EQUANS, which he secured through Clarion Futures.

Scott, Apprentice Electrician for EQUANS

Scott was homeless and sofa-surfing when he secured an apprenticeship with EQUANS through Clarion Futures in 2017. Since then, he’s won two apprentice awards and spoken at schools about his career.

Before signing up to Clarion Futures my life was going nowhere

Scott is one of EQUANS’ biggest success stories. He was referred via the Clarion Futures team in 2017, and had been homeless and sofa-surfing at the time. Scott joined an EQUANS pre-employment programme and had to compete against 12 other candidates to secure one of the three apprentice multi-trade positions.

Scott really responded well to the structure of an apprenticeship and completed his multi-trade NVQ in record time! Having taken a liking to the electrical part of the course he requested that he do a higher level NVQ 3 in Electrics, which EQUANS was happy to put him on. Scott already has a full-time position lined up for him with one of EQUANS’ supply chain partners when he completes his NVQ in 2022.

Scott said: “Before signing up to Clarion Futures and then getting my apprenticeship with EQUANS, my life was pretty much going nowhere. I was sleeping on friends’ couches and sponging off people to get by. Since joining EQUANS I have won two apprentice awards, done several careers talks to other homeless kids and at schools, and even shown the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, how to drive a JCB!!

“I couldn’t imagine how my life would turn around, but I have to say I’m really proud of myself and thankful to everyone who helped me get here.”