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Success Stories

“Reed in Partnership has opened up so many doors for me. Working full time has given me the additional money to pay for driving lessons and buy my first car.”

Daniel, 20, Care Assistant

“All I asked for was a chance. Stepping into the Reed in Partnership office was life-changing.”

Shak, 23, Barista

“I just didn’t know what I wanted to do after college. Reed in Partnership really helped me to go in the right direction with my career.”

Lauren, 18, Photography Apprentice

“There was a really helpful self-confidence course and the interview prep was amazing! I was able to answer questions with ease in my actual interviews. I have secured myself an apprenticeship which I love. I’m over the moon!”

Amin, 21, Logistics Apprentice

“My favourite thing about the YES programme was the respect that all the staff gave you. When I was there, I felt like I was at home. I’m a month in to my apprenticeship, and it feels really good to be employed.”

Damir, 20, Digital Marketing Apprentice

“My Employment Adviser pushed me to do what I wanted to do. He actually cared about my future.”

Erik, 22, Trainee Developer

“Reed in Partnership have made it easier for me to work, and it has made my life much easier. My Adviser helped me with securing interviews, with travel expenses, and vouchers for food.”

Emmanuel Bello, 19, Store Development Merchandiser

“The YES project helped me to gain the employment experience that I needed, quicker.”

Chika, 22, Team Member/Shop Floor Assistant

“Reed in Partnership has been amazing by helping develop my skills and create a wonderful CV. YES is a great opportunity to help young people get back to work.”

Abu, 23, Store Development Merchandiser

“I can actually leave the house on my own and hold down a job. I am mentally, physically and also financially better off. I love what I do now and I look forward to work every day. I have a purpose and a structure to my days. REED in Partnership have been great throughout and have been patient with me. I have spoken to many members of staff and all have helped hugely.”

Kira Louise Maskall, Support Worker

This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund