To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, DurhamWorks are sharing the success stories of many young women who have come through the programme and received the support they need to make a difference to their lives.
Many were unsure of what they wanted to do and other just needed additional support to find employment.
Meet our inspirational women:
Meet Skye, after she completed her A levels she considered going to university but wanted to look for another option : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIKvcCVoRSU
Meet Zoe, her job fell through and needed some support. She came into DurhamWorks to boost her confidence in herself, with job applications and to find that next job opportunity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVScSxRmy3I
Meet Abby. She did Art at college and came into DurhamWorks to find some support in finding employment. She completed a Games Design course with Raw Digital Training: https://youtu.be/Vrego7G6vus
Meet Sophie who went into the job centre to claim Universal Credit and was directed to DurhamWorks. She applied for an apprenticeship with the support of the team and has gone from strength to strength in her job : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmMdZ--AEMI
Meet Zoey, she was looking for a role in hospitality. The team secured her a Works Experience placement at the Park Head Hotel. She is now a successful member of the team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xfHWoSoIH8
Meet Kayleigh. After graduating with a degree in design Kayleigh came into DurhamWorks to help her secure employment. Kayleigh is now an integral part of the Optimum Skills team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ktJVDhFzFA
Meet Katie. She was in the process of applying for the Navy but was struggling to get to the interviews. She needed a little extra support from the DurhamWorks team: https://youtu.be/ftys0bez-4A
Meet Tallitha. She was looking for employment. After the team from DurhamWorks and RAW Digital Training supported her and provided her with additional training, she secured a role during the COVID Pandemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gEiEeM4Xz8
These young women show that anything is possible once you set your mind to it. Contact the DurhamWorks team if you need support with CV's, interview techniques or to find that next opportunity.