Flourishing at work

David from Bridge College, Manchester

Flourishing at work

David is passionate about Pokemon, comedy and Yugioh. When he first came to Bridge College, David encountered significant difficulties managing his emotions and struggled to interact with others. He had limited community access and regularly expressed that he hated coming to college.

A multidisciplinary approach supported David to develop his social skills, confidence and ability to regulate his emotions. Consequently, David started to manage his emotions more effectively, enjoy college and have increased community access.

He worked with Lauren Blease (Work Experience Coordinator) to identify his aspirations for the future. Initially David expressed he wanted to work as a librarian or as a radio presenter.

Following these work experience placements, David indicated that he would like to try a placement at Fan Boy Three (games shop). Here David flourished and developed in confidence when interacting with others.

His special interests, Pokemon and Yugioh, proved to be desirable in this context. David can now independently carry out tasks such as putting the stock out, answering questions from customers and operating the till. Employers at Fan Boy 3 are now discussing paid employment following David’s transition from college