Personalised Travel Planning (as part of the Thinktravel programme) has made 26 offers of employment. Of these, 22 were assisted living/long term unemployed referral candidates.
The personal story of Louise Bodman below outlines what the opportunity meant for her:
"I was fortunate to join the Thinktravel project at the very beginning, in February 2014. My position was Team Leader, and my role was to lead a team of Advisors promoting Sustainable Travel in and around the Gloucester area.
There were a lot of ups and down with the job, too hot, too cold, too wet and so on. However, all the positives certainly outweighed the negatives. I don’t think one shift went by, without an Advisor coming over to tell me what a great interview they had just had.
It wasn’t just about giving out information on the bus services or cycle routes, it was passing on information that opened up a new way of life for some people.
More on this story can be found on: Thinktravel.info