Project Description

Rapid Return To Work © – Shakera’s Story

The Rapid Return to Work © programme is specifically designed for people who have recently been made unemployed or been out of work for less than 13 weeks and could benefit from some expert help and support to get back into work.

It combines practical recruitment training, maintaining health and wellbeing, positive mindset and focus. It increases motivation and confidence, understanding of recruitment, including processes and the employer’s perspective and then has 3 months proactive support into work.

“I was able to go on and secure my dream job”

This is Shakera’s Story and how she found Recro’s Programme:

“Before taking part in the Rapid Return to Work programme I was confident in my job searching abilities, having done a specific module on career development during my time at university I was under the impression that I had enough knowledge to get on with my job search.

However, when being presented with the Recro programme, at first, I was tentative to register, but I thought why not? It was free, from the comfort of my home and could give me a fresh perspective that I may not have been familiar with in the past.

Having done the Rapid Return to Work programme in early November 2020, I gained a fantastic fresh perspective of how to go about job searching, best practices of tailoring my CV, and excellent tips in identifying key skills/competencies. After completing the programme, I was able to get back on my feet with additional knowledge and have a clear goal in place for my job search.

Also, the Recro programme provided additional support to help deal with stress – which was a great bonus and offered free additional 1-1 support after the programme.

Shortly after finishing the programme, I received a follow up email from Eddie (who was my 1-1 consultant). Here I gained excellent support for interview prep, where Eddie would send some great links and tips to help prepare for different types of interviews (such as competency-based interviews vs behavioural-based interviews), and alongside this provided great motivation to keep my head clear and positive.

With this support, I was able to go on and secure my dream job with a fantastic tech company and can now confidently take the next steps in my career!

I would highly recommend this course to everyone regardless of what stage they are at in their career, as having a fresh perspective from various individuals is better than only having one! Go in with an open mind, you have nothing to lose!”