Into Work provider CITE provide a great foundation to work27th August 2015 / Posted by CRP Team
Susana was out of work for over a year before being helped into work as a Healthcare Assistant at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust by CITE as part of the Into Work programme.
Susana explains “after being unemployed for over a year your confidence gets a little bit dented and CITE helped build that up. CITE really provided a great foundation to work… they care about what the individual wants for themselves and it’s not about pushing them into any job. It’s a holistic way of preparing someone for the world of work as as a person not a number.”
After starting, she has received support not just from CITE but also from her peers. “There are people who were at CITE on the different wards in my hospital and we all look out for each other. There is a support network amongst students.” She will continue to receive support to sustain employment for 26 weeks.
The Into Work programme is managed by Cross River Partnership on behalf of Central London Forward. It is funded by the City of London Corporation.