Farida's Story

Why did you want to start a course with Luton Adult Learning?

I mainly wanted to get assistance in interview techniques as my last job interview was 8 years ago. I wanted to refresh the skills needed to succeed in the competitive labour market.

Which course did you do?

I did the Passport to Employment Workshop. It was great to hear how different circumstances in people’s lives (redundancy, caring responsibilities, medical etc.) have led to where they are now. You might have had a huge setback but the course was structured in a way that gives personal confidence and the hope that many opportunities are awaiting ahead.

What did this lead to?

Two jobs were presented to us: Vauxhall Van Production and the Luton DART project. I researched the Luton DART project to get an insight into the construction industry. I understood that the industry is facing a skill shortage and that women are significantly under represented. I took the plunge and pushed outside my comfort zone and put myself forward to undertake the five days Construction Hub course.

I attended the five day course, followed on by a two day CSCS course. After this I was given one week’s work experience that allowed me to be out onsite after attending the initial course. This gave me a greater understanding of behind the scenes of the new infrastructure.  On my last day, I was offered a job to work with the company.

Farida's Top Tips:

"Don't be afraid to ask questions"

"Set yourself realistic, bitesize goals"

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