Alastair Nixon, 27, from Belfast, had struggled to secure employment since leaving school. It had been a long road of zero hour contracts and casual working. 
Alastair had always wanted to work in security but did not have a SIA licence and could not afford to fork out for the training. Not knowing what to do next, Alastair fell into a rut of uncertainty. Alastair then heard about the LEMIS+ programme through one of our outreach centres and got in touch with John, a LEMIS+ mentor. 
“From speaking to John I knew I could achieve my goal” 
Alastair joined the programme and got support with his CV and interview technique. He then attended the Security Academy which give him with the opportunity to obtain a SIA licence and relevant industry training. 
“I had only joined the programme and had the opportunity to get a SIA licence” 
Alastair completed the training and obtained his licence and is now currently working full time as a security guard in Forestside Shopping Centre. He is planning on saving for a deposit to buy his own home. 
I would recommend the LEMIS+ Project to anyone who is finding it hard to get anywhere. The LEMIS+ Project has opened up opportunities for me and if it wasn’t for the programme I don’t know what I would be doing” 
For more information or to register contact the LEMIS+ team today! 
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