Rodney’s retirement message

2016-05-18 12:50:36 | Uncategorized

Many of our young people will know Rodney, who has been volunteering with MINT for years as well as working at City College Norwich. Rodney has finally decided that now is the time to hang up his boots and retire, so he’s written us a lovely goodbye message…


“As a few of you know I have now retired from MINT. I have been working with MINT as a volunteer for four and a half years, mostly involved with the Customer Service Pre-Employment project and helping out when I could with other courses run with MINT.

I have enjoyed my time working with the students at MINT and I have met some great people. The commitment and dedication of both students and staff is outstanding. Every student has been unique and all have something positive to add to the world of work along with a wide range of hobbies and interests.

Many have moved forward into the world of work or further training and it has been a delight for me to see such progress.

I wish all the young people both present and future my very best wishes. My advice is never give up on the dream, you all have a great future.

My future plans include a visit to see my family in Australia, spending more time playing with my cars and radios and enjoying more time outdoors as I am very keen on wildlife, animals and the environment.”


Joshua Lukacs, 20 years old, who has been supported by MINT and by Rodney, said “Rodney always put me on the right road to help me with my concentration and helped build my confidence and communication. I enjoyed working with Rodney because he was always happy and positive. Have a happy retirement!”

And Adam Savvas, our Pre-Employment Co-ordinator who has worked with Rodney since he first joined MINT, said “On behalf of all the staff at MINT I’d like to say a big thank you for all your support, encouragement and hard work. Your support was outstanding with all our MINT young people and you’ll be greatly missed. Have a happy retirement and please pop in soon to say hello.”

Happy retirement Rodney!! 


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