Customer Stories

Janet is back at work after 19 years

Janet is back at work after 19 years

“Prospects is a good place to go for help and advice in getting back to work and in confidence building.”

08 May 2018|Number of views (4776)

Janet lives in Taunton and had not worked since 1999 before she started the Work Programme with Prospects.  Janet worked before she had children doing a range of jobs including working in a seaside kiosk, in a bakery, a furniture factory and a guest house.


Nicholas gains a new role

"The Work Programme has really helped me improve my confidence."

26 March 2018|Number of views (5216)

When Nicholas came to The Work Programme, he was feeling depressed having not worked for ten years due to ill health.


Alan's new job means he can save for a deposit

“Finding employment means I can now pay rent as I am without a home at the moment.”

13 March 2018|Number of views (6296)

Alan* was homeless and attending the Salvation Army when he first met an adviser with the National Careers Service at the Salvation Army’s centre. This outreach service provides face to face support for people who are unable to attend a more traditional office or Job Centre environment. 


From redundancy to promotion within five months, thanks to the National Careers Service

"This experience has massively improved my confidence, so much so I was promoted in my new job in just five months."

29 August 2017|Number of views (5141)

Mark was an experienced, bi-lingual software developer working in the gaming industry in London. However, following a shock redundancy he was presented with the opportunity to re-evaluate his career goals and make the best use of his unique language skills.


Jane didn't know what a CV was, but thanks to the National Careers Service she now believes she can do anything

"Before I came to the National Careers Service I had no self-confidence, yet now I have, and I really believe I can do anything I put my mind to."

29 August 2017|Number of views (5967)

51 year old Jane hadn’t been in work for over 20 years, and had no idea what a CV was before she received support and guidance from the National Careers Service.


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