National Careers Service helps one man realise his dream of becoming a social worker
"I have a bright future to look forward to and an exciting and challenging career in social work."
After seven years of failed attempts to get accepted on to his dream university course, 41 year old *Aaron from Enfield succeeded first time with tailored help from the National Careers Service.
What Prospects did
Aaron first contacted the National Careers Service while studying at his local college for an Access course. He knew that to pursue his chosen career as a social worker he would need a university degree, but a large number of previous failed university application attempts had severely knocked his confidence.
“My National Careers Service adviser supported me in researching higher education courses, helping me to understand entry requirements and how to make the applications through UCAS, explains Aaron. “I was given lots of advice on writing my personal statement to support my application, and this was regularly reviewed by my adviser; we worked together to make improvements so it really stood out. I also attended sessions about interview techniques and had mock interviews so I was prepared, giving me the best chances of being accepted into university.
Outcomes and results
“Since receiving support from the National Careers Service I was offered an unconditional offer to study for an MSc in Social Work at a local university. Without the help from my adviser and the National Careers Service I would not have submitted such a strong application or performed so well at interview. I have a bright future to look forward to and an exciting and challenging career in social work.”
*Not his real name.