With support from Rathbone Training, a route to work in retail has opened up for 17-year-old Afia from Oldham, through work experience at a leading high street store.
After joining Rathbone Training to boost her English and Maths skills on their study programmes, Afia successfully applied for three months of work experience with B&M stores in Oldham. This gave her the confidence to take the first steps into work.
Afia said: “The work experience has given me hands-on experience of helping customers with enquiries and arranging stock in store. It has really helped to build up my confidence and communications skills. The skills and experience I’ve gained will demonstrate that I’m willing, committed and capable of carrying out a range of roles and the next step for me is to gain full-time employment working for a retailer.”
Afia has now progressed onto a Level 2 course with Rathbone Training which will provide the perfect step into an apprenticeship or full-time work.
“The tutors and staff at Rathbone are so helpful and supportive and without their help I don’t think I’d have felt as confident and work-ready in such a short space of time” she added.
Are you a young person aged between 16 and 18 and looking for a job but feel like you need more support to get there? Rathbone Training can help you gain practical work experience along with a range of other support that will help you land your dream job. Contact us today HERE.