Previous experience in hospitality industry
When this participant started on the Causeway Learn to Earn programme she had previous work experience in the catering and hospitality industry, however she wanted a change of sector, so signed up to complete a Business and Administration course.
Some minor employability barriers were identified at her initial engagement appointment which included needing an updated CV and needing recent work experience along with a reference. She also wanted to develop interview skills and receive assistance completing application forms.
Attending employability workshops
The participant attended her classes on a regular basis and was also part of the Project’s employability workshops. She received assistance in creating a new CV and help in completing draft application forms. Commencing work experience also meant she gained administration skills and obtained a recent reference.
The participant went on to complete her qualification and gained full time temporary employment within an administration setting.
The participant says:
“I am so happy that I decided to sign up for the Causeway Learn to Earn programme as it not only gave me the confidence to go on and apply for admin positions now that I had experience and a reference, but I also achieved my Business Admin qualification. I also gained three months’ paid employment. I would fully recommend the programme.”