People's stories

  • 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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  • Returning to work – Shabana’s story

    How we supported Shabana on her transition back into work after having children.

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  • Confidence booster – Rory’s story

    Rory is now six months into his new job and is planning for the future ahead.

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  • My dream job in teaching - Suzannah’s story

    “Without guidance from the Restart Scheme, I really wouldn’t be where I am today in my career journey.”

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  • Business take off – Estelle’s story

    Estelle took advantage of the Restart Scheme self-employment support to build her own business, read more to hear how.

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  • Meeting new people – Daniel’s story

    Here's how we helped Daniel to find out more about new sectors and land his ideal job.

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  • Application boost – James’ story

    Hear how the Restart Scheme supported James after a lack of response from previous applications.

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  • Creating my future – Paul’s story

    "After a discussion with Catherine who is also 58, I realised my age wasn’t a barrier at all.”

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  • Not just another course – Adrian’s story

    “I found the Restart Scheme totally different; I believe the energy you get back is what you put in.”

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  • Financial Independence – Elaine’s story

    Read more to see how Elaine managed to turn her life around after just seven weeks with the Restart Scheme.

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  • Steps to success – Donna’s story

    “I was nervous to begin with, but those feelings were replaced with excitement to start my new job!”

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  • The right job for me - Susan’s story

    Hear how Susan landed her ideal job after taking time out to raise her family.

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