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Success Story

Our member was offered a place at Antz Junction on the ‘Through the Gate pr’oject, working in partnership with Sodexo and Tier 1, in early 2014. He needed to change direction and had realised that in his mid-thirties he needed to make some positives changes in his life and get back into work.

The ethos of Antz Junction is to engage with the community, to work and give back. In 1-2-1 discussions we talked over his aspirations and what work he would choose. He wanted outdoor work and had previously enjoyed working at heights as a steeplejack.
Through the Antz Network we arranged for him to do a Slinger/Signaller Course with Ainscough Training at Leyland, he attended the Course at Leyland which was fully sponsored by Ainscough Training and passed.

His next step was to find work! Not easy without experience. He signed on with various agencies and worked in Reading, London and Manchester. Yes it was experience, some of it good, some of it frustrating as the outcome of the payment system often left him with very little once board and lodgings paid out but with Antz Junction support he persevered.

In September through the Antz Network we spoke with Ainscough Industrial Group (AIG) who already knew of our work with members who find it hard to get back into the work of their choice – we were linked to AIG in the South West region.

Our member commenced working with AIG down in the Plymouth in January 2015. He is floating on air at the opportunity given to him.

Ainscough Training and Ainscough Industrial have fulfilled the Corporate & Social Responsibility asked of large companies to the full.

The ethos of Antz Junction is to give people a second chance, Antz is now a thriving enterprise in the third sector of employment and is leading the way in the North-West showing marginalized persons that they can aspire and achieve – given the right support and opportunity.

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Vision Statement

Antz Junction believes that every person should have an opportunity to overcome barriers and achieve his / her fullest potential and contribute fully to their community.


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Alternative Route to Employment

Our Bold Work Ready Training Academy supports communities getting back to work. The Junction offers a new life that brings benefits for the wider community, as a whole. For more information on how we can help, contact: daisydixon@antzjunction.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is reflected in our choice of partner to direct our responses to the duties we have here at Antz Junction and work alongside us as we formalize and evidence our compliance in this area.

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