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People's stories

  • A new challenge – Aftab’s story

    Hear how Aftab was able to continue his career in security, after a career gap left him feeling out of the loop.

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  • Finding my next steps – Dylan’s story

    “I’m very happy to be moving into employment and to not be on Universal Credit anymore.”

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  • Motivation to work – Sabrina’s story

    Hear how Sabrina landed her ideal job, built her confidence, and made new friends with the support of the Restart Scheme.

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  • A positive impact – Shaun’s story

    “Coming into work helped with my confidence and helped me get to know people”.

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  • Sustainable work – Maxine’s story

    Maxine was made redundant from a long-term job, hear how she found work again with the Restart Scheme.

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  • Moving forward – Darren’s story

    “I would have been stuck in my old ways if it wasn’t for the Restart Scheme. I now understand that you have to put in the work to get the results!”

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  • New beginning – Farida’s story

    Farida was invited for multiple interviews, all of which helped boost her confidence, and she received more than one job offer!

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  • Eight-year career gap – Lisa’s story

    Hear how the Restart Scheme supported Lisa back into work after an eight-year career gap.

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  • Reaching career goals – David’s story

    “My previous experience with interviews wasn’t great, I’d get to the interview, but couldn’t seem to get past that stage.”

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  • Improving mental health – Adrian’s story

    “Here I am, in a new job and very happy, and I look forward to each day at work!”

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  • Resuming my career – Nataliia’s story

    “I previously worked as an accountant for ten years in Ukraine, which I loved, but had to leave due to the war.”

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  • Starting my teaching career – Angela’s story

    “I’ve now started a new position that I love, and that suits my family commitments.”

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