Teresa’s Story – from volunteer to Cartrefi Conwy Colleague

Teresa’s Story – from volunteer to Cartrefi Conwy Colleague

Teresa started thinking about getting back into work as she came close to completing her final year of university. She says that, having been out of work for four years, she felt a bit lost and didn’t know where to start.

Teresa had heard about Creating Futures from a fellow Cartrefi Conwy tenant who had started volunteering with us, and this inspired her to take on her own volunteer role across three Cartrefi Conwy Group departments. By gaining on-the-job experience, improving her confidence, and receiving one-to-one job search support, Teresa was successful in securing full-time, permanent employment as an Administration Assistant, a role which fits around her parenting commitments.

Looking back on how her life has changed over the past year, Teresa says, “When I think back to the first day I visited the Creating Futures Academy it amazes me how far I’ve come! My mindset has changed completely – I am in a routine and thinking more positively. I am happy, content, and have a better understanding of my own potential”.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for more stories like Teresa’s during the coming weeks.

Posted on: April 9, 2020