"The event definitely gave me the confidence boost I needed to make the decision that a career in emergency care was for me."
"Skills London is the start of a bright future for everyone."
John Cangson grew up on a council estate located in West Norwood, South East London. John enjoyed sixth form, studying History, Sociology and English Literature at A Level. At 16, confused about what he wanted to do in the future and convinced that university was not the right route for him, John received a leaflet by his sixth form about a careers event run by Prospects called ‘Skills London’.
"Our Prospects adviser has gone above and beyond for our school - in one instance she even took a student without transport to a college interview so they wouldn’t miss out."
UK schools have a statutory duty to provide independent careers guidance for their students. Prospects, as the largest employer of qualified careers advisers in the country can offer tailored careers guidance for young people at a schools request.
One school that has bought in expert advice from Prospects is St Thomas More School and Sixth Form in Nuneaton.
"Even though I have been off benefits for nearly a year I still come in and share my story to help inspire others."
Zoe had been unemployed for three years and was extremely anxious when she first came to Prospects. Zoe is now off benefits and loves her job, working as a support worker with Greenbank Care, supporting adults with learning difficulties.
St Austell resident, Allan, first contacted Prospects in August 2015. The 52 year old father of four, was facing severe mental health problems, the loss of his home and was completely reliant on unemployment benefits.