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Key Worker Support Helps Diane to Find a Job

14th May 2012

Diane*, a university graduate, registered with the key worker service in November 2011.  She was interested in becoming a cardiac volunteer, and following interview she was accepted for the role.

Gateway Family Services offered all the volunteers a training package and Diane also attended training provided by University Hospital Birmingham.

Diane was still getting support from the key worker service while she was volunteering.  During her one to one sessions Diane updated her CV and was given tips to help her with her job search.  As it had been a while since she had a job interview she was also given support with her interview skills.  Diane and her key worker did mock interviews and the key worker gave her some frequently asked interview questions.  Diane was able to go away and think about how she would answer those questions.

Within weeks Diane had secured an interview within the Audiology Department of a hospital in Oxford.  Diane was successful and is now working in her new job.

*Names have been changed.

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