April 27, 2018

Nicholas finds his motivation and a job

Nicholas Booth with his mentor, Amy Parke from Groundwork

After seeing an advert on Facebook, Nicholas Booth from Crewe, approached New Leaf for help looking for a job.

New Leaf is a dedicated three year project working with multiple partners across Warrington and Cheshire to support local residents into employment, volunteering or further education and skills training.

Like all New Leaf participants Nicholas was immediately assigned his own personal mentor, Amy Parke from Groundwork. Together the two of them talked through what barriers Nicholas faced and what he could do to regain his motivation and find a job he’d be happy in.

Nicholas, said “Having one-to-one support really helped me to get motivated again and Amy was always so friendly and easy to talk to. Thanks to her I was able to see just what skills and experiences I could offer an employer and the value I could bring to a potential job.”

With Amy’s continued help Nicholas went on to complete an Employer Engagement Course and secured a new job working with at Bentley’s Factory as a production operative.

Nicholas added, “Thanks to Amy and New Leaf I am now really confident about what the future holds.”

Led by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT), New Leaf is funded by the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

To find out more about New Leaf and how they can help you, call 01925 452131 or email

Nicholas Booth with his mentor, Amy Parke from Groundwork
New Leaf Lottery Funded