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Simran and Duleep's journeys

Simran's Journey

Simran (photo left) approached the Progress programme for support as she was struggling to overcome her visual dyslexia which made searching for jobs difficult. She also struggled with anxiety surrounding interviews and wanted support with her interview technique.

Simran started to work with job coach Sammy Weston through Progress as supported by the Job Shop, who helped her by providing a range of one to one support, including supporting with her job search, offering mock interviews, supporting her with writing her CV, and supporting with her interview technique. With a range of support provided through the Job Shop and Progress partners Hereward College and Innovating Minds, Simran has been able to overcome her anxiety surrounding interviews and has gained confidence.

Simran has made great progress, and has now been able to secure multiple interviews and is very close to securing a role.

Simran said: "It is good to be on a programme where the coaches understand me. I feel so much more confident and I’ve had much better feedback from interviews".

Duleep's Journey

Duleep’s (photo right) family initially approached the Progress project to enquire about the support that could be offered to Duleep. They wanted to support Duleep as she had been struggling with finding work, was struggling with anxiety, and as a result was starting to spend more time indoors.                          

Duleep has since signed up with the Progress programme, and works with job coach Sammy Weston at the Job Shop, who has since supported her by offering one to one employment support, and has supported Duleep by allowing her to plan for her career one step at a time.

With the support from her Progress coach and support offered by Hereward College, Duleep has come a long way and is now applying for jobs independently.

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