Stephanie was a single mother working with the jobcentre to actively seek employment. She heard about the Norfolk Community College project from her job centre coach who made an appointment with one of the skills connectors, where she was then happy to enrol and continue as a project participant.
From there she attended weekly 1-1 appointments with her skills connector and discussed work searching, possible training courses, different job roles, and support from DIAL to provide her with a laptop that she could use for job searching in her spare time.
During her time on the project, Stephanie gained self-confidence, better use of technology, and how to be more organised with documents and files.
Access Community Trust gave her a positive outlook on herself and now works as a trainee Employment Administrator on the Norfolk Community College project.
“Working in a structured work routine opened a new job opportunities path that I would not have looked at before, and made me feel more confident in work to work environments. As a single mum, it’s made me realise that I can work and manage family responsibilities.”
“I feel that having someone to see on a regular basis is very helpful and calming as it’s not a job centre atmosphere. The advice gained as a participant from project personnel was really positive and helpful, and proven to be correct.”