Learner Stories

Dave Goodall

Learner Background

Learner Background

I worked for a ceramic tile company for 16 years until 2018.The company was liquated in June 2018.

I have been unemployed for almost 2 years. I had applied for many jobs put no luck.

I was feeling a bit depressed. This was made worse by having no replies or feedback from failed job applications and you start to doubt yourself. I was then referred to Strive by my work coach. He suggest that I do an IT course.

How Strive Training helped

How Strive Training helped

I did three courses at Strive Training: An IT course, Warehousing and the Employability course. Each course has helped me in different ways.

For example, the IT course helped me learn how to navigate my way around a computer having only used inhouse systems. The Employability course taught me how to present myself in an interview.

Strive Training then encouraged me to apply for a job at Waitrose in the warehouse.

How Strive Training helped

Learner Outcome

I got the job! I am so grateful to all the tutors and staff that have helped me over all the courses that I did.

I realised how much I enjoyed learning. My self esteem is a lot better and I feel I have purpose in my life again. I feel more positive in general.

This experience has made me realise that I can achieve things if I apply myself in the right way. But this would not happen if it was not for the people that work for Strive giving me the belief that I needed.