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Celtic FC Foundation, Kathleen Pratt | Gateway to Employment

Posted on: Wednesday 16th March 2016

Kathleen Pratt aged 17 from Carntyne Glasgow. Kathleen completed the first Gateway to Employment here at Celtic Park.

Kathleen said that her favourite part of the GTE project was the two days at the Scottish Fire and Rescue doing the fire fighter taster days. Kathleen updated her CV while on the project and took part in several different personal development sessions. “I really enjoyed the personal resilience session from Martha but the best part was the fire fighter taster days!”

Kathleen took part in all the physical activities and showed a great improvement from her initial bleep test to her final one.
Kathleen is now working at Primark as a retail assistant full time. Kathleen worked at the Celtic Superstore part time after completing the GTE project.

Kathleen did a work placement at the superstore which led to her applying and being successful in getting part time employment there. When asked did this help her with finding the fulltime post with Primark Kathleen said “When I had my interview with Primark, they asked me about my experience, I could tell them about what I had been doing at Celtic. Getting the job at Primark full time is brilliant. I don’t think I would have the job if I didn’t get the chance at the Celtic superstore”

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