Holly is 42, married with two small children. Holly was unemployed when she approached her Job Centre Plus adviser at her local children's centre.
Kim registered with the Dagenham Job Shop on 20 February 2010 in search of employment as a receptionist; she had been unemployed for two weeks and was finding it hard to find a suitable role.
Julie has been registered with the job shop for some time but had not been in for a while. She wanted to start re-engaging with us as she had been applying for jobs but was not being short listed.
Mina came to the job shop as she needed help with a CV, interview skills and gaining employment.
For six years, the Army was all Richard knew. When the 27 year old from Barking decided he wanted a change of career, he soon discovered his desire to work in IT was hampered by his limited experience.
Victoria was 18 years old, unemployed and looking for a new job when she registered with the Jobnet programme. Victoria had some experience within the customer service field and was initially looking for work in this area.
Marilyn is a mother of two who had been out of work for ten years while she brought up her kids. The big gap in her work history was making it difficult trying to find a new job.
David came to the job shop looking for help gaining new skills and finding a technical role after leaving Ford.
David was 56 years old and had been unemployed for almost a year when he registered with the Job Shop. He felt his lack of IT skills was really holding him back in finding a new position.
Paul came to the Job Shop looking for help getting into a career in security. Without accreditation he didn’t know how he was ever going to find a job in the industry.
Elaine was 42 and trying to juggle childcare bills with her responsibilities as a full-time carer when she was made redundant. She came to us for help finding a job that would give her the flexibility she needed whilst still allowing her to provide for her family.
Vicki came to us after leaving her job looking for a change. She’d never worked in the sector before, but what she really wanted was a new career in retail.
Stella is a single mother who had been out of work for five years when she first came to her local Job Shop. She already knew what she wanted to do but needed some help preparing her applications and interviews.
Malgorzata came to the Job Shop in Dagenham after recently losing her job, she wanted some help in getting back into work quickly.
Judy had been working for the same employer for almost 20 years when she was made redundant. She came to the Job Shop looking for advice and support in updating her skills and getting back into work.
Suzanna is a single mother with four children; she had been unemployed for two and a half years when she first registered. She wanted to get support improving her skills and confidence to find the right job.
Karen had spent her life as a full time parent looking after her five children. She had never worked before when she registered at the Barking Job Shop, and her confidence of finding work was low.
Luke came to the Job Shop in Barking after being made redundant from his administration role in a school. He wanted to get back into work quickly, but needed some guidance on searching for vacancies and his interview skills.
Malcolm visited the Job Shop looking to move from self employment into a salaried position. He was already registered at the Job Centre but wanted some additional support in finding a suitable role.
Rosemary had been unemployed for five years when she first registered with the Job Shop in Dagenham. She wanted some help gaining the necessary skills to succeed at interviews.
After leaving university early, Stephen was unsure about what career he wanted to get into and felt he lacked the confidence to make successful applications.
Having never worked in a paid position, after graduating from university Nilufar was having trouble finding a position in insurance.
Daniel registered with the Job Shop after the contract with his previous employer ended. He wanted to take up work related training to enhance his career but was concerned about the effect this might have on his benefits.
David registered with the Job Shop hoping to improve his confidence at interviews.
James had been unemployed for just over a year when he registered at the Job Shop. He had never been to a formal interview before and was nervous that he would be unable to pass that stage of a recruitment process.