I have worked in retail in last five years. But I wanted to change my career path. I felt really down and desperate as I was trying to change career with a lack of experience, and I was unemployed for 8 months.
I asked about available courses in the jobcentre, where my coach sent me to the Strive advisor, Silvia.
She gave me information about the courses Strive offered. She was very kind and I felt being supported and understood.
I attended the Harrow Centre where I got so much support from the staff who are working there, Sarah, Aniqa and Prash. They are amazing people. I completed three brilliant courses: Lifestyle Matters, Employability, Business Administration.
The tutors were awesome!
On the Lifestyle Matters I learnt a lot about myself and I felt like I am not alone with my problems. Employability helped me to learn about my transferable skills and make an impressive CV.
The Business Administration course offered me new opportunities, as Saleena from Strive Training entered, who came into the classroom when I was doing my Business Administration course, offering to help us.
I talked to her about my situation. She was very supportive and helpful. Later on she called me to offer work experience opportunity at Strive. I was so happy about this!
After the two weeks work experience I was offered a Trainee contract for a few months.
I built confidence and I am gaining experience as an administrator. Thanks to Strive, I am feeling much better. I feel I do an important job to help others.