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13th Apr 2022 Restart Scheme

Conquering interview nerves to secure a full-time role

After being unemployed for 18 months, Reba was determined to get back to work locally in Birmingham. But despite securing multiple interviews, none of them had turned into an actual job offer as nerves got the better of her each time, resulting in her inability to communicate why she was the best hire for the role. Reba turned to her Restart Scheme Job Coach, Maadiya, for help.  

13th Apr 2022 Restart Scheme

“[The Restart Scheme] has given me a lot more confidence”

Years of drug misuse had led to Andrew’s* two children being moved into foster care. After being clean for over a year, he was determined to find a job and work towards a secure future for his young family.  

13th Apr 2022 Restart Scheme

Support to overcome both personal and practical barriers to work

Having been dismissed from his previous role, Jason suffered from a loss of confidence and anxiety as his lack of basic IT skills made it difficult to search for jobs online.  

12th Apr 2022 Restart Scheme

Targeted search to find work in dream sector

With experience in the Iraqi army and police force, as well as a UK security badge under his belt, Usman* was motivated to find work but he was struggling because he only spoke limited English.  

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