Published on 30th September 2021
The path from education to work was not easy for Javier, a 34-year-old candidate from Seville, Spain. He graduated following the Great Recession in 2008 and, in a difficult economic context, found it tough to find a job that matched his training. Despite hundreds of applications, he was repeatedly told that he lacked experience. He felt lost and in need of a new goal.
He eventually connected with the HR services provider Randstad and jumped at the opportunity of being trained by the company as an activities counsellor for disabled people. They saw his potential and offered him a job. With this experience outside of his area of expertise, Javier grew both personally and professionally. He found a new calling which opened up new horizons at a very difficult time.
Working for a company like Randstad has allowed Javier to develop a whole portfolio of new skills and shift his career path. Moreover, he also has the opportunity to constantly upgrade his skills through training, which has made him accumulate a great deal of knowledge. Javier is convinced that without an HR services provider like Randstad, he would not have been able to be working in an ‘entirely new world’