Faiza's Story

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Faiza had only been in the UK for a couple of weeks when she came to the ESF Work Routes programme. Faiza had been introduced to the programme by her uncle who was aware of the support and help we can offer.

When Faiza first came to the UK she was scared and nervous of what was to come. Faiza started her journey with Work Routes but had multiple barriers, including low qualifications, no confidence and a lack of English language skills.

Faiza was scared and apprehensive at first but says:

"You made me feel welcome and it was like talking to a family member. You were supportive and gave me hope to become confident."

Working closely with her personal Employment Adviser Sarah, Faiza was able to start working on her barriers to employment.

Sarah signposted courses and support from some of our external providers; provided Faiza with assistance filling out employment documents; and helped her create a CV. During this time Faiza acquired work experience and on the job training, which allowed her to add some valuable skills and experience to her CV.

Faiza is now in work:

"I have new confidence, a new job and a lot of new friends!"