Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire is pleased to welcome Wiktoria, through the government’s Kickstart scheme. The programme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Wiktoria jumped at a chance for the placement after being contacted by her Scunthorpe JobCentre work coach and with their support, she was able to apply for and secure the role.
Wiktoria’s work coach Gem said: “After having a meeting with the Engineering UTC about what they are looking for from Kickstart applications, I knew that Wiktoria would be a perfect match.
“I called Wiktoria immediately to discuss the role and the potential that Kickstart can bring in terms of future opportunities. I spent time with Wiktoria discussing the best way to apply with tailoring her CV and writing a cover letter.
“I also discussed with her about video interviews, and how these differ, always thinking about the surrounds and how everything sounds.
“We came up with a plan together for her to do a practice zoom call to ensure everything was working. Wiktoria took all my advice on board and did her research about Engineering UTC and was very confident at each stage of the process.”
Wiktoria was delighted when she was shortlisted and then successful at her interview, saying: “The Kickstart scheme at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire has opened doors to a new opportunity for me.
“Having developed mild depression and anxiety, Kickstart has helped me get back on my feet and reassured me that I can further develop my skills within my career aspirations.
“I am grateful for the warm and welcoming approach of staff and I am looking forward to working these lovely and supportive people.”
Anesta McCullagh, Principal of ENL UTC, said: “Being part of the new Kickstart scheme couldn’t have run any smoother, the whole process has been flawless. Our Kickstart has joined ENL UTC with a confident start, the support we have received from our gateway has been second to none and we would highly recommend further businesses taking part!
“The opportunity to take part in the Kickstart scheme and help a young person gain the experience they need was something ENL UTC couldn’t pass up on, preparing young people for the world of work is at the heart of our provision and we are so proud to be part of this scheme.”
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