Rebecca Jackson, 19, from Heywood in Rochdale who has Asperger syndrome was unemployed for more than a year before getting support to move into work and to further improve her social interaction, interview skills and self-confidence.
“I want to use my success to challenge the stereotypes that some people have. I had the right support from Ingeus and I just kept on applying for the vacancies that they suggested. I am just so thrilled, I can hardly believe that I’m a pastry chef at The Ivy Spinningfields. They know about my diagnosis and it makes no difference to them or my other work colleagues. That’s how it should be. It’s always important to maintain your confidence and aim high.”
OTHER SUCCESS STORIES
If you haven’t been referred to Working Well (Work and Health Programme), please speak to your JCP Work Coach at your next appointment.
You need a JCP referral to join the programme.
This programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund