At the beginning of 2017 I had recently come to the UK from Syria. I was referred to CXK’s Prince’s Trust Team programme by the resettlement team at Ashford Borough Council, and I started the programme in April 2017.
The programme helped me make massive progress with my confidence and language skills. When I came to the UK, and when I started the Prince’s Trust Team programme, I spoke very little English. Through being in a team and working with other young people, I was quickly able to develop my conversational English.
As part of the programme, I did some basic literacy and maths. By the end of the programme I had made huge improvements.
I have always had an interest in medicine and I really want to be a nurse, so I went on to complete a two week work placement with Kamsons pharmacy in Ashford. It was a brilliant experience and I also got to interact with the public. This really helped my confidence and communication skills.
I now want to continue to develop my English language so that I can go on the further education, and eventually become a nurse. I am currently taking Level 1 Maths and Level 3 English with Concept Training.
At CXK we’re proud to provide training courses, development programmes and emotional support, advice and guidance which help young people to develop the skills and confidence to take their next steps in life.
Whether you’re looking for careers advice, want to develop your confidence, are looking to improve your Maths and English skills, or aren’t in education or employment and unsure what to do next; our services can provide you with the essential skills and confidence you need to ensure you’re in the best position to move forwards. For further details on the services we offer, visit our Services page.