I first contacted the National Careers Service when I enrolled on to a course with a local training provider. I had a one-to-one meeting with an adviser and from then was in regular contact.
I’d been unemployed for some time and really wanted to get back into work.
I’d previously worked as a care worker, but I wanted to change career path. I needed help and advice on how to make a change.
“I wanted to change career path and needed help”
From my first meeting with my adviser I made it clear that I had a lack of confidence; not necessarily evident to the eye, but in myself. I felt as though my past health and family issues were holding me back from seeing what I was really capable of. However, as time went on, my confidence improved massively.
My adviser helped me widen my job searching by introducing me to lots of different job searching sites. I used the National Careers Service website to complete a skills health check. That taught me about different roles I could do. From that we developed an action plan, and from there I started looking at course to develop my soft skills. We also discussed the possibility of me going to University.
Since contacting the National Careers Service, my confidence has massively increased. I’ve achieved some personal goals, such as going in to a store and handing them my CV. I now can see all of the options that I have and I understand that I don’t have to limit myself. If I hadn’t got in touch with the National Careers Service, I don’t think I’d have received as much advice and help.
“I’m going to study to be a midwife”
I’m now at a stage where once I complete my courses, I’m planning on applying to study for a degree at Canterbury Christ Church University to become a midwife.
The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market in England to anyone aged 13 and upwards.
To speak to a National Careers Service adviser, call 0800 100 900 or use our webchat (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week)