Steve* found work within a few months with help from the Work Programme
“I have always found Shannon helpful, she gave me advice about new employment opportunities.”
Steve* had been out of work for 12 months before he joined the Work Programme in March 2016. Steve had previously worked in the Merchant Navy, and undertaken scaffolding, window cleaning, driving and factory work.
What Prospects did
Steve joined Prospects and met with a personal adviser, Shannon. Shannon helped Steve through one to one sessions and encouraged Steve to take part in group sessions. The group sessions helped build Steve’s confidence and he gained encouragement from his peer group.
Shannon showed him how to find job opportunities online, and helped him improve his IT skills. Steve was then able to use the computers at the Work Programme offices at any time, this helped him search for jobs online.
Outcomes and results
Steve was able to find a job after only a few months. He comments: “I have always found Shannon helpful, she gave me advice about new employment opportunities.”
* Not his real name