Flying High in Education – Alina’s Story

Alina is celebrating securing a full-time teaching position at Beacon Academy.

Alina, a Ukrainian refugee was referred to Employability Services by her Integration Support Officer at NEL Council in June. Despite experiencing significant turmoil in the Ukraine, Alina was enthusiastic, determined and had an overall determination to succeed in the UK Education sector, having previous experience of teaching in schools and colleges in the Ukraine.  

Supported by her Employability Support Officer throughout, Alina’s journey began with CV writing, job search, interview techniques, sector awareness and research, and identifying/developing her transferable skill set. Together they also worked on Alina’s confidence and self-esteem, which in turn reinforced her aspiration to gain paid employment and personal independence.  

Alina’s dream came true when she subsequently secured a fulltime teaching position at Beacon Academy, where she will also be supporting Ukrainian children that attend the school.  

Alina said:

If I can help and inspire others with my journey, I want to do soIt has been my dream to work at Beacon Academy since I arrived in Grimsby.


Employability Support Officer Helen Taylor added:

It has been a privilege to support and guide Alina through her journey. I am so happy for herWith her dedication and determination, she deserves to succeed.


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