When her relationship with her partner ended, mother of 3, Vicky had no choice but to leave her job to look after her young children. Once her children were growing up, Vicky wanted to return to work. Not working for years, Vicky had lost her confidence and the thought of applying for jobs made her feel anxious. Vicky was referred to Workways+ and received all the employment support she would need. Confidence building, developing interview skills, job search and a friend to talk to, just some of the support Workways+ delivers. Vicky was like a sponge, absorbing new knowledge and developing new skills. When she saw that Workways+ was looking to employ a mentor, Vicky applied and was successful.
Vicky said “I came to Workways+ as a person who had no idea what the future held. Now I have the best job ever. With my experience of being out of work I can relate and empathise with others in that situation. I think that helps people trust me and maybe it helps them think if Vicky can do it so can I”.
Workways+ is part funded by European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.