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Welcome Rosemarie Alphonse, our new Parental Employment Programme Manager

GRoW are delighted to announce that Rosemarie Alphonse has joined us as our new Parental Employment Programme Manager.  Rosemarie has 30 years experience of working in Early Years and managing Childrens Centres and Nurseries, specialising in early support and childcare and is a wonderful addition to our team. Rosemarie said “My background involved running a … Continue reading Welcome Rosemarie Alphonse, our new Parental Employment Programme Manager

Mojisola joins the Mail

After moving from Hackney to Hillingon, Mojisola was referred to GRow from her Jobcentre.   She had been out of work since August last year when she lost her school cleaning job due to the schools being closed during lockdown.  Since joining GRoW in the summer Mojisola has taken advantage of new learning opportunities, gaining qualifications … Continue reading Mojisola joins the Mail

Cristina progresses through work

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Cristina joined the GRoW Programme in August as an In-Work Progression client.  Despite being a single parent to her 5 year old son and speaking English as a third language, Cristina has managed to find and pay for childcare, is currently studying Business Management at Solent University and has recently increased her working hours and … Continue reading Cristina progresses through work

Neelam Starts a New Job

Neelam Asif came to GRoW in early 2020 and has taken full advantage of everything GRoW has to offer, both in person and online.  Neelam has recently started at part-time admin job working in an office. Neelam said “I have taken a lot on board from the GRoW sessions.  Right from the start the team have … Continue reading Neelam Starts a New Job

Why should you come to the CV Workshop with Sonia?

by Heather Ette GRoW Team Member I was lucky enough to sit in on Sonia’s CV Workshop last week and get an insight into how Sonia’s expert advice and guidance is supporting GRoW participants in their journey to work. It couldn’t have been easier to join, I booked via the GRoW App and received a … Continue reading Why should you come to the CV Workshop with Sonia?

Engaging with GRoW through the GRoW App

Q & A with Liz Sewell FIEP, Director, the GRoW Programme What is the GRoW App and what made you decide to invest in your own app? Liz: The GRoW app is essentially like our own facebook app but just for our participants on the GRoW Programme.  We introduced our own app to help build … Continue reading Engaging with GRoW through the GRoW App

Shanti gains her independence

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Shanti came to the Grow Programme last year after being referred from her job centre in Yeading in Hillingdon.  Shanti had not worked in seven years and has little work experience. She is now looking forward to gaining experience to eventually find work as a Teaching Assistant. Shanti said “After falling pregnant I hardly ever … Continue reading Shanti gains her independence

Billie-Jo finds support through GRoW

Billie-Jo worked in the hospitality sector with a 20+-year career but following redundancy in 2020 she has been on a mission to find part time work that will fit around her twin girls. Billie-Jo has been finding job searching challenging but is feeling positive with support from the GRoW Programme. Billie-Jo said “I have always … Continue reading Billie-Jo finds support through GRoW

Nusrat grows through GRoW

Nusrat came to GRoW looking to find work now that her children are starting full time education. Through GRoW she is finding a support network that is boosting her confidence and helping her move more quickly to achieving her goals. Nusrat said “When I came to GRoW I was immediately introduced to the weekly Coffee … Continue reading Nusrat grows through GRoW