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Josh enjoying 'dream job' thanks to Albion Cares

12 June 2018

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AFTER securing his dream job through the Albion Cares initiative, Josh Naif has continued to impress as a maintenance worker as he edges towards a year in employment at The Hawthorns.

A lifelong Albion fan, Josh is living his dream as he works hard as part of a team to keep The Hawthorns clean and safe for supporters.

The Albion Cares project was established by The Albion Foundation to try and get disabled people into employment, with Josh proving to be a shining beacon for the project.

"He's just got this infectious enthusiasm," said Rob Lake, the Foundation's Director.

"People are working harder in their team because Josh enthuses them."

It's not only working at The Hawthorns that has made Josh's time at Albion special; he's also become friendly with his heroes that don the blue and white stripes.

"All of the players know about Josh," said Hal Robson-Kanu.

"He's an avid fan. He'll be there home and away for games so to see him working for the Club and the Club supporting him in that manner and him giving back again is terrific."

It's not just Hal who has been impressed by Josh's positive attitude as the whole of the Albion changing room have recognised his friendly persona.

"Josh is a lovely kid," said Ben Foster.

"You see him lifted and the confidence it gives him when he is dealing with his favourite players on a daily basis.

"It's lovely to see."

The young maintenance man is close to marking his employment anniversary and hopes that it will be the first of many.

"I've proved myself to be a hardworking person to get to where I am," said Josh.

"Hopefully they keep me on all the time because I love coming and working here.

"It's my dream job."

To find out more about the Foundation's Albion Cares scheme, please contact paul.glover@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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