Victoria Souter

Victoria Souter is back in the driving seat of her career having become the 100th person helped into work by TBG Learning Swindon.

Victoria has landed a job at Swindon Cars Garage on Marshgate having taken advantage of expert advice and support from TBG Learning Swindon.

Victoria is delighted to have joined the firm as administration assistant after a frustrating three years out of work.

Victoria said after years of struggling to make it through to interview stages, she had three lined up in as many weeks after completing the programme at TBG Learning

“When I started with TBG Learning on the Work Programme I was a concerned that it would be a waste of my time and also theirs, but as it happened this was so far from the truth.

“I had worked in the NHS as an operating department practitioner for 30 years and was looking for roles which were very different to what I had done before, which wasn’t easy especially when the recession kicked in.

“TBG Learning was really sympathetic to my position and from meeting with the consultants it soon became clear that although I had many transferable skills my CV had the wrong balance and was a large part of the reason I wasn’t having success.

“I enrolled on a CV writing course run by TBG Learning to address this, and subsequently I got three interviews the following three weeks!”

Victoria said she’s settled quickly at Swindon Cars and values the role TBG Learning played in kick-starting her career again.

“It’s fantastic to be back in work after so long,” she said.

“I’ve already built a good rapport with my new colleagues and the company’s suppliers and I’m so much more confident, I cannot thank everyone at TBG Learning who has helped me enough.

“What I like about the service they offer is that the support is tailored to each individual person, so you’re not made to feel like just another person looking for a job. I would definitely recommend using TBG Learning if you’re in a similar position to what I was and need a bit of expert guidance.”
James Manners, TBG Learning Swindon business manager, said his team are delighted to have helped Victoria back into work and to have reached the century milestone.

“We are really pleased to have already helped 100 people in Swindon back into work,” he said.

“We focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t, and it was clear that while Victoria was a very bubbly person and has strong skills she just lacked a bit of confidence.

“Having spent time with our consultants and signed up to the Work Programme, there is no doubt about it Victoria is now so much more confident and everyone was over the moon when we found out she had got the job at Swindon Cars.

“We are now looking ahead to reaching our next milestone and through our delivery of the Work Programme I’m sure this will be just around the corner.”

TBG Learning was really sympathetic to my position and from meeting with the consultants it soon became clear that although I had many transferable skills my CV had the wrong balance and was a large part of the reason I wasn’t having success.

I enrolled on a CV writing course run by TBG Learning to address this, and subsequently I got three interviews the following three weeks!

Victoria Souter
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