Peter - Groundwork, Millom

I’ve been out of work for quite a while now and I was looking for ways to improve my skills to get a job as not working had been really getting me down.

I wasn’t sure how to go about this but my Key Worker, Andy, was really helpful and gave me advice on suitable training opportunities. I ended up doing several courses and met some great people.

Someone suggested I could go self-employed as a painter and decorator and one course I did was called “Start you own business”. People on it had come up with some great ideas for new businesses. It has really made me think about this as an option.

Before joining CHOICES I found working with computers difficult, but I did an IT course which brought me right up to date. The tutor was brilliant.

I have now left CHOICES and joined Journey to Work and I am moving up a gear in my search for work.