Our Getting You Back To Work team comprises of 15 highly skilled Employability Consultants who work with veterans with health conditions to find jobs within their local communities. Adam is one of 3 team managers, let’s find out what makes him tick!
How long have you been an Employability Consultant?
I’ve been with The Poppy Factory for five years and I’ve been a Team Manager since 2017.
How did you get into the job?
I started as an Employability Consultant (EC), before becoming a Lead EC followed by a Team Manager. I started to work in employability when I left the Royal Navy, and so also having a Service background made the role a perfect fit, really!
What does a typical day look like for you?
I can be conducting one to one’s and caseload reviews with my team, reviewing operational procedures and processes or even working directly with the veterans (even as a Team Manager I still have a small caseload)
What do you love most about your job?
The variation and challenges, but most of all, when a veteran starts work.
How do you approach working with a new veteran?
Rapport building. Usually, the first conversations having nothing to do with employability.
How many people have you helped back to work?
74, since I started in 2014.
Do you have any advice for a veteran who is thinking about contacting TPF?
Just come and have a chat with us and see what we’re about. We have an excellent team; full of enthusiasm and experience, so please do put us to use!!
Do you have any hobbies?
I love my Football but I’m also a Soft Tissue Therapist. I’ve worked at several Football Clubs and there’s no better way of spending your Saturday than being sat on the bench!
In your career, what are you most proud of doing/achieving?
The Poppy Factory supporting 1,000 veterans into employment was a massive achievement. It just shows how far we’ve come, in a relatively short time.