The things I have most enjoyed are learning new things, growing in confidence and how the course has helped me to communicate more to people, because sometimes I can be a bit quiet.

Here is my story.

I have been looking for and applying for jobs for a long time but haven’t had much response.

This course has really helped me with my confidence. Last week I stood in front of the group and read out a whole page of instructions for one of our activities. I was quite scared as I don’t like reading in front of people so it was a big step for me. It was one of the biggest achievements from this course for me as it has helped me to be more confident in front of people which I hope will help me get a job more easily.

Since I have been on the course I have started applying for a lot of jobs and pushing myself to make the time to do that. I have also updated my CV and have started handing it out in shops and I am feeling much more hopeful about getting a job now.

I would like a job working in a newsagent or a shop and using the experience I have gained serving customers as a volunteer in charity shops run by Naomi House and the British Heart Foundation.

The thing I have enjoyed the most is learning new things, growing in confidence and how the course has helped me to communicate more to people, because sometimes I can be a bit quiet.

When I go to the job centre I don’t normally talk to my adviser and I did actually talk to her last week. I was quite scared doing it but I was happy afterwards.
The course has been really good and I hope that I will get a job really soon now.

June 2016