Dawn McWhinney, an A2Dominion resident in south west London, got in touch with our Pathways Programme. Working with Employment Advisor, Yasmeen Ali, Dawn was able to secure a new role as an HR Coordinator role for the Local Government.
Dawn had been feeling that her previous role as a HR Officer just wasn’t bringing in enough income. Following a conversation with A2Dominion Income Officer, Erica Choo, she was referred her to our employment team.
Erica said: “With the current financial crisis, we need to support our tenants the best we can, and any successes are a win, win situation for all.
“From an income point of view, if this service can help our tenants find employment or find better employment, it should help them become more financially stable and improve their overall wellbeing.”
Yasmeen Ali, Employment Advisor, said: “Dawn is a highly driven and qualified person, who needed some advice and guidance on how to reach her goals. We set up a plan of action and I set her some smart objectives.”
Yasmeen supported Dawn with her CV, interview skills and job applications and met with the customer on a fortnightly basis.
Dawn said: “What I’ve really appreciated about this service was being encouraged so much. Yasmeen set me weekly objectives and held me accountable to developing this change. I was also given help and positive feedback on my applications.
“But mostly it was having someone who believed in me and did not limit my expectation or vision. Thank you so much for this amazing journey and achievement, it has been awesome.”
Our Pathways Programme
The Covid-19 Pandemic has led to a high rate of unemployment and coupled with the rising cost of living, many of our customers are finding themselves in financial difficulty.
Unemployment can lead to depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and other mental health issues and may also lead to poverty.
Our free employment service offers:
- A boost to confidence and motivation
- A personalised employment support plan
- Support with CVs, cover letters and interview skills
- Regular catchups with an employment advisor
- Access to new training and employment opportunities.