European Structural & Investment Fund

Routes to Recruitment – Administration

European Structural & Investment Fund Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)

Dionne Kirkwood - Success Story 

I first heard about the course from my Advisor at the job centre.  Prior to securing a place on the Routes to Recruitment Course (formerly Transitional Employment) all I knew was Beauty Therapy and after studying this for 3 and a half years I was looking for a new challenge but had no idea where to begin. 

I have learned new skills such as customer service and general office duties.  On successfully completing an NPA Award in Administration and an ECDL qualification I was then able to apply this during my placement within a busy office environment.  I have really enjoyed every aspect of both the course and work placement, the help and continued support I have received from both my assessor Jacqueline and my colleagues within my placement has been exceptional.  I am continuing to learn new skills and gaining experience every day and am looking forward to progressing with this in the future.

I have now been offered a temporary contract within my work placement in East Ayrshire Councils Health and Social Care section.


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