“Thank you (Our Newham Work) for all the help that you gave me before and after finding a job.”
Alessandro wanted to secure employment as a Radiographer in the NHS. He had the necessary degree in Radiography but with English as his second language, he found it difficult to communicate professionally and apply for jobs. Although he had the relevant qualification, his previous roles in retail meant that he had no experience in the field for the career he wanted to pursue. He came to Our Newham Work to seek help in securing his dream role.
One of our advisors helped Alessandro to build up his confidence in speaking English and communicating with people. She also supported him to write his personal statement for his application in the role of radiographer. As Alessandro had no previous experience, they worked together to research the role and technical terms in order to improve his personal statement.
After submitting his application with his new and improved personal statement, Alessandro was able to secure an interview. Our advisor supported him to prepare for this interview by practicing competency questions and working together to find translation for key words from his native language to English. Alessandro thanked and praised “the patience that (Our Newham Work staff) have got.”
Alessandro was successful and was offered the position of radiographer. His advisor was with him from start to finish. After receiving an offer she continued to help him with the process of scanning and uploading documents.