Robert started as a volunteer with Spruce after more than a 12 month period of unemployment. During his time as a volunteer Robert showed his appetite for learning. Due to volume of work the Warehouse Manager needed an assistant and Robert applied for the job. Part of the role of the Assistant Warehouse Supervisor is to develop new volunteers which Robert has excelled at.
“Working as a volunteer with Spruce I experienced a sense of belonging. I was delighted when I was offered a full time job. I enjoy coaching new volunteers and really appreciate the opportunities I have been given. Being promoted to Assistant Warehouse Supervisor made me feel really proud. The job with Spruce Carpets has transformed the lives of both myself and my family. I would love to develop more volunteers and give them the same opportunities as I had.”