Originally from Italy, Jose moved to London in 2012, hoping to find work and a better quality of life.
However, unfortunately he fell on hard times and ended up homeless. It was at this point that he sought the help of St. Mungo’s, who gave him a room and offered him a number of training courses, one of which was a qualification with the BIC (British Institute of Cleaning).
After completing his cleaning qualification, Jose began a two-month paid placement with Emprise and the British Library, adding practical workplace experience to the theoretical knowledge gained on his BIC course. After impressing the management team on his placement, he was offered a full-time role with the company and has never looked back.
With a steely determination to succeed and strong people skills, Jose quickly established himself as a key part of the team and rose through the ranks. In 2015 he received the Chairman’s Award at the annual Emprise PRIDE ceremony and has recently been promoted to the role of Supervisor. Today he oversees a team of 23 cleaning operatives.