Michael King, 56, from west Hull, was unemployed for over four years before enrolling on the Pathway to Employment programme.
He was offered a job as an operative with Atlas Leisure Homes at the end of his placement there.
"I'd spent most of my life as a semi-skilled joiner, working on contracts all over the country. It was when a project I was working on in London came to an end that I found myself unemployed and struggling to find work.
"It's so pleasing to be back into work. I feel as though I have got some self respect back and I'm enjoying my new role. I'm learning new things every day and building on my existing skills.”