Success for Fife Mum-

Stephanie was referred to DEAP Job Club held in Glenrothes Jobcentre in early March 2018. She had been unemployed 11 years during which time she has been a single parent, bringing up her 2 children. She had little self-esteem or confidence and had difficulty in knowing where to start in her pursuit of returning to the labour market.

Through initial assessment it was recognised that Stephanie required one to one support to build on her confidence and improve her employability skills to help her achieve her goal of employment in the Care Sector.

After a short time she progressed to gain care accredited qualifications and her PVG in preparation to gain employment and her confidence increased significantly.

With the support of her Recruitment Consultant Tom, she applied for jobs within the Care sector and was soon invited in for interview with a local care home. She was successful and was offered a position as Care Assistant.  She started her new Job in June and is still there and enjoying it.  She describes her job as:  “extremely rewarding”.

She thanked DEAP for all their help & support saying. “I couldn’t have done it without you”  

Tom and the rest of the team are delighted with Stephanie’s achievement, particularly after being away from the labour market for such a long time.  We wish her every success for the future.