Jenny Pike, Enablement Officer with Leicester City Council, referred Kamila to the Training in Employability Skills workshops as she wanted to return to work but was finding it difficult to leave her home. After completing 16 weeks of training Kamila progressed to Experts by Experience to develop peer mentoring skills and build up experience to include on her CV.
Jenny noticed that Kamila’s outlook was brighter as she became more confident over the weeks and regained her independence travelling to and from sessions on her own.
Kamila says of her experience on GIFTED: ‘It helped me be more active and motivated as I wasn’t going out before. I’ve also improved my ability to work in a group and I joined Experts by Experience as team leadership skills would be useful for me to return to full-time work in a warehouse.’
In less than 12 months Kamila achieved her goal, having now secured her second job in Leicestershire.