“I was unemployed and a single parent with no previous experience of working.
I heard about reachout through the library and through word of mouth. I engaged with the Reachout team at Beechwood library and explained my circumstances. I was advised by the team to have a CV prepared ready for my search for employment, they also assisted with job searches and set up an email account for me. They also helped with confidence skills as I had never been employed this helped me overcome my nerves ,we also did a mock interview.I am now working part time in retail a job which I love doing and I am so happy.”
“I could not have done this without the help from the Reachout team.”
We first engaged with Joy at our Birkenhead Work Club. She had worked all her life and had not long been made redundant.
She was referred to Reachout by Jobcentre Plus for support with Universal Jobmatch, setting up a new e-mail account and job search. This made her very nervous indeed. She had very little confidence when faced with using computers. We also did a CV for her which she also needed for her job searching. We advised her to attend our work clubs where we could support her every step of the way to gain employment.
Through sheer commitment, from both Joy and The Reachout Team, she successfully gained employment with Openhouse Products as a sewing machinist – one of her passions and is still employed there today.
“Since 2009 I have had to attend ReachOut almost every week to job search and have my cv updated. I have found the team to be very patient and understanding. Without them I would not have been able to apply to as many jobs that I have done. They are an excellent resource to the community.”
“I am now in full time employment and have been since June 2014. Thanks to the support of the Tranmere ReachOut team”
“Prior to meeting with Reach Out I had completed a Master’s Degree in 2012. I studied Museums and Galleries in Education and hoped to find a job as a Museum Educator. However, in the current climate there are very few jobs in this area and therefore I signed up with a job agency and obtained a role in an office. Once in this role I found myself coming home every night illustrating and knitting. I had practiced Fine Art previously and my passion for making things was back again. I began to produce cards, handmade fisherman hats and framed illustrative pieces. My office role was temporary and once I left I signed up to the National Enterprise Allowance Scheme. I was then put in touch with Reach Out. They are extremely helpful and I would recommend them to anyone looking to become self employed.
I have now set up an online etsy shop: www.etsy.com, am attending various craft fairs and selling my items in an independent shop.”
“Reach Out…are extremely helpful and I would recommend them to anyone looking to become self employed”