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

Ebony GRoWs for a better future

Ebony joined the GRoW Programme after being given a leaflet from her Jobcentre that explained that GRoW helps mums get back to work. She had been out of work for 5 years to raise her youngest son and was looking at rejoining the workforce. Ebony has engaged with everything GRoW has offered her and is … Continue reading Ebony GRoWs for a better future

Maimoona builds confidence through learning

Maimoona joined GRoW in February 2022 when she was thinking about returning to work after a 15 year career break to raise her family. She has been an active and engaged participant on the programme and now feels ready to get back to work. Maimoona said; “I had heard a lot about GRoW over the … Continue reading Maimoona builds confidence through learning

Reshma rebuilds her confidence

Reshma came to the UK with her family from India in late 2021 and with a long gap in her employment was concerned about how she would rebuild her career. She joined Belina GRoW and has been fully engaged with activities. She has rebuilt her confidence and is now following her dreams. Reshma said “I … Continue reading Reshma rebuilds her confidence

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

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

GRoW’s New Employability Skills Workshop gives face-to-face support

Platforms like Zoom offer huge flexibility and convenience when holding remote meetings but sometimes it’s really nice to be able to get together face-to-face.  With face-to-face meetings it can be easier to communicate with people as body language is very important and it helps us understand each other better.  Because of this the GRoW Team … Continue reading GRoW’s New Employability Skills Workshop gives face-to-face support