Rekha Looks for Retail Work

Rekha was interested in finding out how to get work experience as she had not had a job before. Initially she was lacking in confidence, especially in speaking to people as English is not her first language. She has engaged fully with the GRoW Programme activities which has boosted her confidence and she has been … Continue reading Rekha Looks for Retail Work

Evie starts a job as a Nursery Assistant

Evie had worked for 23 years as an Environmental Health Inspector in Hong Kong but had not had a full time job since moving to the UK in December 2020. She had been tentatively looking for work but wasn’t proficient in accessing job sites and wasn’t sure how best to approach the job search process. … Continue reading Evie starts a job as a Nursery Assistant

Delilah Flies Higher

Delilah joined the GRoW Programme in January 2021 after an abusive relationship had left her unemployed and as a single parent. Delilah now has three jobs, working as a SMSA and providing wraparound support as a Breakfast Club and After School worker. Delilah said “When I first came to GRoW I was highly anxious and … Continue reading Delilah Flies Higher

Archana and Sheeja prepare for work

Archana and Sheeja joined the GRoW Programme as they were keen to start looking for work following career breaks to raise their children.  They have both engaged fully with the GRoW activities and recently attended the GRoW Preparing to Work in Schools sessions which has piqued their interest in a range of school roles as … Continue reading Archana and Sheeja prepare for work

Tracey is back in the world of work

Tracey came to GRoW in November 2019 looking for support to get a part-time job but when the pandemic hit, she was forced to change her focus to homeschooling her three children. With GRoW’s support, she has now re-entered the workforce in an admin position where she is developing her skills for the future. Tracey … Continue reading Tracey is back in the world of work

Sonia gets a better job with GRoW In-Work Support

Sonia had been working as a part-time administrator but had the capacity to work more hours in a more permanent position but needed flexibility for her family commitments. With GRoW’s support Sonia has recently started a new job as a Finance Administrator. Sonia said “I came to the UK from India where I had been … Continue reading Sonia gets a better job with GRoW In-Work Support

Indiana is an Inspiration

Indiana came to the GRoW Programme at the end of 2021 looking for support to improve her English and gain voluntary experience to help build her confidence and motivation. Indiana’s Adviser Chantelle [pictured] spoke to Indiana about her experience. “Indiana’s goal is to work for the NHS.  She attended all of the GRoW workshops which … Continue reading Indiana is an Inspiration

Thank you for celebrating women’s success with us at our GRoW International Women’s Day Event

With covid restrictions lifting we were so pleased to be able to mark International Women’s Day 2022 by holding a face to face event at our office in Hayes and with our Islington participants where we could all come together in one space, talk freely and openly with other women, share our stories and goals … Continue reading Thank you for celebrating women’s success with us at our GRoW International Women’s Day Event

Helping you to find the right job

GRoW’s Michelle Grenada-Bryan researches and compiles the jobs for our Jobs Bulletin each week, finding the most suitable part-time positions for our GRoW participants that are currently being advertised across Hillingdon and surrounding areas. Michelle said “With covid-19 restrictions now easing more and more jobs are opening up, as well as more flexible-working opportunities becoming … Continue reading Helping you to find the right job

Chantelle helps women in Kingston to GRoW

GRoW Adviser Chantelle El-Sawy has been a regular face to our Hillingdon participants for a number of years but is now focusing her efforts on helping women in Kingston fulfil their potential through the GRoW Programme.  Chantelle’s speciality is helping people complete application forms and she is available between 11.00am and 1.00pm every Tuesday for … Continue reading Chantelle helps women in Kingston to GRoW