When Maria* was referred onto the Restart Scheme, her confidence and self-esteem were at an all-time low following an abusive relationship. She had previously given up work to look after her three children but was now ready to find a job and build a future for her family.
Having secured work almost immediately once he’d been referred to the Restart Scheme, Justin explains, “I had spent a couple of years out of work and was having no luck even securing a job interview. It was disheartening especially as the media were reporting record job opportunities.
Lauren’s* self-confidence and trust in her ability to find work had been eroded when she experienced domestic violence in her homelife. And despite having a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, she felt her skillsets were outdated because she wasn’t confident using IT.
Skills Support for the Workforce partnerned with Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub, The Mash Group and Logistica Training Limited to host an online webinar, focusing on helping employers with recruiting and retaining employees, ways to upskill the workforce and how funding could be accessed to support training plans.