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2. Alice's story

Alice worked with the Council's HR team.

Alice Love

Alice Love, former young worker, HR

“I left university before completing my degree in 2010. I was looking for work, applying to lots of jobs but getting no responses.

“I eventually decided to go to the Jobcentre Plus and they told me about the Young Workers Scheme opportunity.

“I had never had an office job but was aware it would give me important transferable skills that other employers would look for. I also had never been able to secure a professional reference. The scheme offered me the chance to gain both.

“I have gained so many transferable skills – time management, sticking to deadlines, office skills – that I can use whatever I go on to do. But the biggest thing I gained from this scheme was confidence. And that confidence has enabled me to work out what it is I want to do.”

Alice is now studying nursing at Kings College University in London.