Janet had been out of work since 2008 , a number of years ago she was employed as an Order Picker and Housekeeper. After speaking to her JCP Adviser, she started on the Work Programme (West Midlands) with Steps to Work.
Janet’s main barrier to employment was her employability skills and the length of time out of work. The Steps to Work team supported Janet with one to one coaching, employability skills and help with job search. During the programme Janet began to feel more confident as a result of attending regularly and undertaking the training suggested by her Work Coach. She was also able to access support from the Money Advice Service.
Janet was excited to be invited for some interviews and after interview skills practice with the Steps to Work team she was successful in securing two jobs! Janet is now employed and working 18 hours a week at Accord Housing and 10 hours a week at Gala Bingo, both jobs are going really well.
Janet says that she is very happy now she has moved into work, she is slowly working towards the goals she initially had and is pleased with her progress. She has also thanked staff at Steps to Work for their invaluable assistance.