Laura Godfrey, 19, lacked the confidence and self-belief to secure paid work but participating in the Working Futures programme, run by delivery partner Everton in the Community, helped her to view things from a different perspective.
“I am educated to GCSE level in the core subjects with BTec in science and I currently volunteer for Mencap and British Heart Foundation. I have a health condition that limits my eye sight but I have learnt to adapt and cope with this in my own way.
The Working Futures Programme team supported me to compose my CV and helped me to improve my interview skills through a mock interview. I was also encouraged to apply for jobs and given assistance to complete application forms.”
“Participating in the programme helped me to develop my confidence and try new things. I really enjoyed taking part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ pitch which required me to work in a team and do a presentation.
I have loved every minute of the programme and had the best tutor in the world.”
As a result of her experience with Working Futures, Laura has secured a job with Key Care and Support as a Care Assistant and is looking forward to earning her own money.