Sam has taken his first step on the career ladder in his first ever job, thanks to the support of the Restart Scheme

Sam has taken his first step on the career ladder in his first ever job, thanks to the support of the Restart Scheme

Sam joined the Restart Scheme back in October 2021. After leaving education nine years ago, Sam became a stay-at-home dad. As a single father to two young children, Sam’s main barrier to work was childcare. His CV was a blank canvas – and his lack of work history, transferrable skills and interview experience also played a large part in his struggles in getting into employment.

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Winning Ways proves right for John

Winning Ways proves right for John

When referred to the GC Personal Wellbeing service, John lived in basic accommodation supplied by the Home Office. He did not have friends in the community and had no money to visit his 12-year-old son. This often left John feeling isolated and vulnerable.

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Invited to interview after 20 minutes - Sean's new job start

Invited to interview after 20 minutes – Sean’s new job start

Sean was referred to the Restart Scheme by his Job Centre Plus coach, after asking if there were any schemes that could help him return to employment. Sean has had a tough time over the last few years with family issues, sadly losing both his grandparents and nephews within a short space of time.

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The Restart Scheme helps lone parent Joanna find work after 3 years of being unemployed

The Restart Scheme helps lone parent Joanna find work after 3 years of being unemployed

Joanna was referred to the Restart Scheme in Trafford by her Jobcentre Plus Work Coach earlier this year in January. She is a lone parent with a toddler and found it difficult to find suitable part time work, especially after being unemployed for 3 years. Joanna was finding that employers were looking for recent work experience and were not prepared to even consider her with the skill-set she had.

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The Restart Scheme helps James secure long-term employment

The Restart Scheme helps James secure long-term employment

James joined the Restart Scheme in January 2022. He had a background in finance and administration and graduated from university with a degree in finance in 2019. Before being referred to Restart, James had undertaken voluntary work in photography and social media to develop his skills and work experience, however, he was now looking to move into sustainable paid employment in the admin or finance field.

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The Restart Scheme helps David find new work after 40 years

The Restart Scheme helps David find new work after 40 years

David was referred to the Restart Scheme by his Job Centre Plus coach in December last year, having spent the previous 12 years caring for his wife after she fell seriously ill. In David’s words, “The world has changed since I last had to look for a job” and he didn’t know where to start when applying – this is where the Restart Scheme stepped in.

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