Customer Stories

Kegan* learns how to use his transferrable skills to get a job while on probation

"The National Careers Service has enabled me to gain employment and better equipped me to have the confidence to apply for roles."

17 October 2016|Number of views (4579)
Kegan* was unemployed after servicing a sentence in prison. He was referred to the National Careers Service by his probation manager in Willesdon.

Sal has interviews within eight weeks of release from prison

"These are good people and more importantly they understand the difficulties of securing employment once you have a criminal record."

17 October 2016|Number of views (4600)

Sal first contacted the National Careers Service In Custody service. Soon after his release from prison he made contact again with the National Careers Service in community.


Andrea* survives domestic abuse and wants to work with animals

"It’s given me a whole new outlook on life!"

17 October 2016|Number of views (4870)

Andrea*, 41, has been unemployed for more than two years.  She has one child and was subjected to domestic abuse in a previous relationship.


Carrie* gets a new job at 53

“It is not easy getting a job for a 50 plus person. But with guidance, support and perseverance I was successful in getting a job with a bank”

14 October 2016|Number of views (4634)

Carrie* was made redundant after 15 years with the same company. At 53 she was concerned she would not be able to find suitable alternative employment.


Steve* found work within a few months with help from the Work Programme

“I have always found Shannon helpful, she gave me advice about new employment opportunities.”

14 October 2016|Number of views (4629)

Steve* had been out of work for 12 months before he joined the Work Programme in March 2016. Steve had previously worked in the Merchant Navy, and undertaken scaffolding, window cleaning, driving and factory work.


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