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#InternationalMensDay: Prospects helps George find work

17 November 2016

#InternationalMensDay: Prospects helps George find work
The National Careers Service helped George* aged 39 from Bristol to gain volunteer and paid work. 

Prospects is the prime provider of the National Careers Service in London, the South West, the West Midlands and in South Yorkshire, as part of the Careers Yorkshire and the Humber Consortium. Prospects uses qualified careers advisers to provide impartial careers information, advice and guidance to jobseekers, and those in work aged 18 plus. 

A Prospects careers adviser discussed George’s skills and experiences to help create an Action Plan. After the assessment the adviser suggested a career in the social sector and administration work. George volunteered at a local community centre, and the Prospects adviser gave CV and interview technique support.

After three months of support George started to apply for paid work. He was soon offered the role of office coordinator for a local charity, which works with gangs. 

George said: “It’s a dream come true, great for me and my kids and the start of a new life.” When asked what the National Careers Service has done for him, George replied: “All the difference, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them.”

For more on how Prospects is helping to get the South West working click here.

This article is part of a series that promotes International Men’s Day (Saturday 19 November), which highlights issues facing men including mental health problems, the need for positive male role models and encouraging them to consider careers that currently recruit low levels of men. Prospects supports boys and men of all ages to overcome their personal barriers and take steps towards work.

*Not his real name.

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