When Mr Croucher got his first job, he came back to Links to Work to talk to others about his experience and helped others in a similar position.
Links to Work personal consultant Emma Davis said: “It is fantastic to see James progress so soon into paid employment, his attitude and commitment to succeed has really paid off.
“James has always been motivated and wanted to be proactive in his job search – his confidence shone through.”
Emma was also nominated by her line manager and peers for the ERSA Employability Awards for her commitment to helping others around her.
Emma, 41, works for Fedcap Employment on the Links to Work programme helping people across Dorset to find suitable, sustainable employment.
She has been described as a ‘role model’ by her colleagues and has consistently been as one of the top performers nationwide.
Speaking about her shortlisting, she said: “It feels really good to know my work has been recognised.
“I feel very valued and slightly overwhelmed by it all.”
The ERSA Employability Awards will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday, June 20.
For more information please visit www.linkstowork.co.uk