Ready for Work personal stories

Through Ready for Work, Business in the Community supports some of the most disadvantaged people to enter employment, with businesses involved every step of the way. So far, the programme has supported more than 3,500 people to find employment. Meet some of our most recent programme graduates.

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about...

Updated: January 2018
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Updated: December 2017

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Updated: December 2017

Ready for Work: Paying it forward

Sonia, a Ready for Work job coach
Before Ready for Work, Ray was living in a hostel, and struggling to find the motivation to continue with his job search. Now, inspired by his buddy and mother-figure Sonia, he's supporting others to find employment through the programme.

Ready for work is a life-saver

Photo of Leo and members of BITC's Work Inclusion team at the 10th anniversary of Marks & Start
Leo had been unemployed for 12 years before he found the Ready for Work programme. When his housing association told him about the support he could get through Business in the Community, things started to change for the better.

Ready for Work: Shamyla and Sharon's story

Ready for Work coach Shamyla and client Sharon.
Shamyla, Assistant Manager at KPMG and Ready for Work client, Sharon, may seem to have little in common, but for the last five months they’ve been meeting weekly to check emails, edit CVs and apply for jobs. Earlier this month, we got in touch to find out what they think about job coaching.

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