Tobi Daniels has worked in horticulture since leaving school at the age of 16. Now, at 27, he is married with young children and is ambitious and positive about his future, working in the industry he loves.
To help improve his employment prospects he is studying the IOG (Institute of Groundsmanship) work-based Diploma in Horticulture. He continues to work full time and study during evenings and weekends.
Earlier this year his studies where hampered when his ancient laptop stopped working, beyond repair. Tobi could not afford to purchase a new laptop but was desperate to continue the course. His tutor at the IOG advised him to contact Perennial. He says,
“It was like a light bulb had been switched on – I had no idea that help was available to me but contacted Perennial by email the next day and was amazed at how quickly someone called me. The Caseworker was friendly and helpful and suggested a solution almost immediately.”
Due to Tobi’s ongoing horticultural work commitment and his determination to better his employment prospects for the benefit of his family, Perennial was able to award a training grant to purchase a new laptop, enabling him to continue his studies.
Tobi continues, ‘Thank you so much for helping me, it has already made a difference to the quality of my course work and due to its efficiency has allowed me to spend more time with my family during the evenings.”