Haritha joined the Hillingdon GRoW Programme in November 2019 as she was looking for ways to improve her employability skills.
Haritha said “Before I attended the GROW Programme I really struggled with my confidence. I have never had a job before and felt I didn’t have the right skills to get employed. My husband and I came here two years ago from India as he has a job in a company doing IT. We have two young boys who are not yet at full time school and I went to the GRoW Programme to help me gain the skills I need to prepare me for work. At the moment I am only looking for part time work, preferably in retail, but I do hope to get full time work once my youngest boy is in school full time in September.
“The GRoW Programme has helped me in so many ways and the team are so friendly and helpful. As well as increasing my confidence I have really improved my conversational skills and I have enrolled on an ESOL course to help me improve my English language. I have also learned how to search for jobs, how to write a really good CV and I check the Jobs Bulletin they send me every week so that I can apply for part-time jobs that look suitable. Not only have I improved my skills but I have also made so many friends through the Programme which has been so good for me.”