Moving to a new house can be stressful enough, however moving to a new city and being faced with finding a new job can be a different level of worry altogether. That’s exactly what Michelle was going through when she joined the JETS scheme in February.

“When I was living in London, I was working as a coach driver. Then when we moved to Dorset, I was out of work for 14 months. I lost hope and was feeling quite down, because I never seemed to get any of the jobs that I was applying for.

“I was referred to JETS and my Employment Advisor Shannon gave me a lot of support. She put me in for CV and interview courses and helped me to look for jobs, which was a great help. She was so positive and really helped with my confidence and self-esteem.

“I found a job vacancy online, working in a retail store, so I applied, went for an interview, and was offered the job that afternoon! I was so pleased. It’s the first time that I’ve ever worked in retail and I’m really enjoying it; the people are really nice.

“Now that I’m back in work, I feel so much happier and confident, and I can finally enjoy living in Dorset without the worry of looking for work.”

The Work and Health JETS scheme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund. Stock image used.

Area: Dorset

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