Sophies Story

Today we are celebrating Sophies personal development since joining the Employability Services.

Since self-referring to Employability Services Sophie has gained a voluntary placement in a charity shop, whilst she continues to job search. This has led to an increase in confidence, something Sophie has struggled with alongside dyspraxia. Her social skills and self-esteem have also improved as well as learning many new skills which have promoted good mental health and wellbeing.

Sophie recently attended a Life skills course, organised by Employability Services and The Trin Centre which also contributed towards building her confidence and social skills with peers of all ages.

Sophie’s Employability Support Officer has supported with completion of job application forms and interview tips and techniques. Recently, Sophie was hired as Front of House staff in a café bar, which she really enjoyed. Due to the unsociable hours and Sophie’s reliance on others for transport, she was unable to continue in that role. However, she is not defeated and with her new found confidence, continues to apply for suitable sustainable employment. 


Fiona Rudrum, Employability Support Officer states:

I thoroughly enjoy working alongside Sophie , she is so determined and dedicated in her efforts to try and gain sustainable paid employment, she has such a lovely smiley personality and she deserves an opportunity to shine


Sophie states :

“I have enjoyed my voluntary placement, it has increased my self-esteem, my social skills and given me the confidence to feel work ready and apply for jobs. I feel very supported by Fiona, my Employability Support Officer and I would definitely recommend the Employability team because they are an excellent service




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