Wednesday 28th March 2012
One lucky jobseeker is preparing to start work thanks to Britain's first military-style unemployment bootcamp.
John Wynne will be starting a handyman apprenticeship with aspect.co.uk after winning the bootcamp hosted by the property maintenance firm.
The 24-year-old, from Ladbroke Grove, London, was among unemployed youths from across the capital who attended the event in Earlsfield on March 27.
Around 20 participants took part in physical and mental challenges designed to test literacy, numeracy, spatial awareness, hand eye co-ordinations and endurance. They were also subjected to skills tests which were relevant to becoming a handyman.
Those who took part were chosen with help from councils, technical colleges and local job centres within three miles of the maintenance company's Earlsfield headquarters.
Thanks to the success of the event, aspect.co.uk will now be hosting bootcamps every three months.
For more information visit http://www.aspect.co.uk.