Hannah was referred by her Job Advisor to the Towards Work programme in October 2017.
Hannah is a single parent and was looking at getting back into work as her daughter was starting school and was interested in retraining as a Teaching Assistant. Hannah was volunteering at this time (whilst completing her level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification) at a local infant school and wanted to be able to apply for school positions but needed help.
Hannah has dyslexia and found it difficult to complete forms and apply for jobs. Working round her daughters school hours was also an issue.
Hannah had a number of meetings with her Work Coach where her action plan was put into place and she began her paediatric first aid course and despite struggling around school hours she completed it in April 2018.
Hannah has now secured a position as Teaching Assistant at a local junior school.
Hannah believes that just having someone different to talk to with different ideas helped her focus on what she needed to do.
One of the main factors for success as well was Hannah’s perseverance and commitment to her action plan and her organisation skills.
Hannah’s confidence has improved markedly and she is looking forward to her future within teaching.
“I think just having someone to talk to and keep me focussed on what I needed and help me move forward was great.”
The Groundwork Greater Nottingham Towards Work project is part of the national Building Better Opportunities Programme.
Jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund & the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s European Social Fund allocation; the programme is delivered throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire by a partnership of local organisations who specialise in supporting people into work.
We aim to support with those first vital steps towards gaining employment through a personalised service and support to overcome barriers an individual may face.