Natalie accessed the Forwards Employment Service after she had left the National Star College. She had an array of work experience and a small part time admin role. Together with her job broker, Natalie identified her main strengths, started to build up on her work skills, and increased in self-confidence. She identified some voluntary opportunities that she wanted to access, which in turn helped with her communication and overall teamwork skills. To aid with her job search, Natalie also created a CV and an email address, and practiced her interview technique regularly in her Forwards sessions.
Natalie then continued her journey into work via GEM, and through the work already completed at Forwards, continued to search and identify paid opportunities in Cheltenham. With the help of her navigator developer, Natalie is now successfully working at Specsavers in Cheltenham. You can find out more about her journey into this role here