Initially, when Michael started his DFN Project SEARCH programme at London Heathrow Marriott, he lacked confidence when required to interact with guests. However, over time his confidence has grown along with his communication skills, problem solving and self-confidence and Michael now has the ability to interact with people at all levels of seniority in the workplace and enjoys his job.
He has been in employment for over 5 years, and this has helped him to recently buy his own flat, where he lives independently.
Michael now mentors current DFN Project SEARCH interns when they work in his department and is a great ambassador for the programme.
Marriott and Meadow High School are very proud of Michael’s achievements both at work and in his home life. He has proved himself to be a hardworking, reliable young man who has achieved an impressive level of independence.