I finished college in June 2014 and I couldn’t find any work in ICT. After completing some work experience, the Job Centre found me an 8 week work experience at the Police in ICT.
Whilst I have been on placement I have been working on all aspects of ICT work including; networking, hardware replacement, software and installations.
Whilst on WorkStart I received a lot of support, my employment officer, Paul came to visit me to make sure I was ok and that everything with the placement was going well.
The WorkStart programme gives you vital work experience which is hard to come by and it also shows employers that you are willing to work hard in order to progress onto WorkStart+.
By completing WorkStart I have gained experience in my chosen field, learning new ICT skills but also gaining experience of working life which has boosted my confidence.
I have been offered a permanent ICT position at Lancashire Constabulary which I have accepted as I hope to move my way up through the Police.
I would definitely recommend the WorkStart programme to others!