Robbie’s Story

young male smiles to cameraI was encouraged to contact the National Careers Service for career advice by my local Job Centre. I’m unemployed and I need help getting back into work. Admittedly I didn’t think I’d gain anything from doing the course, but within the first few hours I started enjoying myself. I started learning new things and I got my motivation back.

“My confidence has improved massively”

The adviser that ran the course gave some really good advice. She helped me set up an account on the National Careers Service website, where I can explore job profiles and look at how my skills suit different types of job. It also gives tips on how to write a good CV and how to improve a CV. One of my biggest barriers was getting a CV done properly, but that’s no longer a challenge.

One if the best things about attending the National Careers Service group sessions has been meeting new people and learning new things; as a result my confidence has improved massively. My sessions with the National Careers Service really inspired me to stay on track and focus on myself and what I want to get out of life. So I’m now more focused on getting the life I want.

“I feel ready for the future”

If I hadn’t come to the National Careers Service, I’d be sitting at home doing nothing. But now I feel ready for the future. I’m more focused on getting into a career and making myself a priority. As a result my whole outlook has changed and I feel more positive and motivated to get into work. My ambition is to get off of Universal Credit and become a successful lorry driver, with lots of money!

The National Careers Service provides free careers information, advice and guidance 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)

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