Lee Burke, 21, bought seven-year-old Kirsty her school uniform and also bought an enclosed trampoline for his younger sister, two-year-old Abby. Big brother Lee loves to treat his family and his sisters are jumping with joy at his new found employment.
Lee, from Bellshill, is just one of the many success stories benefiting from Project Search, a course that increases the employment prospects for people with learning disabilities.
Students have the opportunity to work in a number of placements over the course of a year and can demonstrate the skills and experience they have learned when looking for paid employment.
After graduating from his Project Search course, Lee secured a six-month post with North Lanarkshire Council's environmental services, as a recycling assistant in Coatbridge.
He said: "This is my first job and I was a bit nervous before I started.
"I am really enjoying working and earning money. It's nice that I can help look after my family and I hope that by getting this experience it will help me find other jobs in the future."
Lee has a number of tasks to carry out.
He helps direct the public with their waste, checks vehicles' details to make sure they have booked and registered and keeps the place clean and tidy.
His mum Tracey said: "Lee's completely changed since he started his new job.
"His confidence has grown and it's really pleasing to see. He works hard and has settled in well."
Sharon McVey, a locality leader with North Lanarkshire Council's supported employment service, is a vital link between Lee and his employer.
Sharon said, "The job coach works in partnership with the employer to provide customised on-site job training. We match people to jobs and offer any support we can for as long as the person remains in employment.
"The support I now give to Lee is minimal.
"Lee gained valuable experience and skills through Project Search and was more than ready to take up his new job. It's really pleasing to see young people settling into and enjoying the responsibility of a new job."
With support, more than 60% of Project Search graduates have moved into a job.