When Rory was due to leave the Kersland School in Paisley, his future was uncertain. His Head Teacher Mick Kelly arranged work experience in Haven Recycle, and after an interview Rory was accepted to work one day a week. Rory was shy, but very motivated and got ‘stuck in’ straight away. After a time Rory decided his future lay in Haven, but there were no placements available. Determined to succeed, Rory worked as a volunteer until a placement came up. His experience stood him in good stead and he was first choice for the role of Production Operator two days per week when the opportunity became available.

Based in Haven’s WEEE recycling activity, Rory is responsible for dismantling PC unit bases and circuit boards. It’s an important job as our customers rely on us to recycle equipment safely and securely.

Rory can’t wait for work on Mondays –on Fridays he reminds his mum to book his transport. To keep himself busy on his non-work days he has applied to be a play leader with another organisation, and we were happy to provide a glowing reference. The shy boy who started on work experience has turned into a valuable employee that Haven is proud of. Well done Rory!