Apprenticeships can provide great entry points into the world of employment. Earning whilst learning, 22-year-old Elliott Weavers had completed his caretaking apprenticeship at a local school, but due to a lack of available vacancies couldn’t progress into full-time employment. Victim to his own kindness, Elliott had people taking advantage, staying in his own flat.
The Mayor of Ipswich Sarah Barber joined the team at MyGo to celebrate over 40 MyGo customers finding employment at the new Range store now open at Anglia Retail Park!
For most, getting up and leaving the house in the morning is a natural part of our day. Getting a bus or talking to cashiers are things we don’t think twice about, but for Chloe Brinkley, these are major hurdles that she has to overcome on a daily basis.
Suffering from learning difficulties, dyspraxia, dyslexia, severe anxiety and OCD, Chloe encountered issue after issue impacting her confidence and self-esteem. Facing continuous travel issues and falling victim to cyber-bullying, Chloe’s mum decided to pull her out of full-time education for her own wellbeing.
Unemployed, young, single parents; Abbie Long, Sharna Daley, Becky Groenewald, Adele Ford and Lauren Thaine all registered with MyGo looking for someone to listen to their needs and help them gain control of their lives.
“I really feel like I’ve come out of my bubble. MyGo has really helped with my anxiety, I practically skip my way there every Thursday!”– Abbie Smith, MyGo customer
This year, for Red Nose Day, MyGo did its part for raising money for those in need. With the goal of raising at least £100; MyGo held a daylong event for staff members and customers alike to take part in.
“As soon as I first came through the doors at MyGo I was welcomed and made to feel confident about my career aspirations” - Paul Dowding, 24, Ipswich.
Unaware of what vacancies were available locally, and with no clear-cut pathway on how he was going to achieve his goals, Paul came to MyGo seeking expert career advice.
Whilst caring for her Mum and Nan alongside suffering from G.A.D. (General Anxiety Disorder) and Depression, Sian was struggling to find employment. She came to MyGo looking for support in making a fresh start and progressing into her ideal area of work in childcare or healthcare.
Tatiana came to MyGo unsure of the kind of job she wanted and how to go about finding it. Hindered by the fact that many employers required proof of her eligibility to work in the UK, an expensive certificate she could not afford, Tatiana’s aspirations and motivation to find a career were dwindling.
Fabio had lost faith in finding the right career for him after leaving his previous job due to stress. Frustrated with his lack of progress in applying and interviewing for jobs, he had all but given up.