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Sherri Dempsey - case study

  • By London Councils

Sherri Dempsey Case study

Sherri registered onto the Jobshop Community Outreach project on 19 July 2012. She completed a Skills Assessment and action plan, she also received advice about the steps she should take to find part-time work and got referred to a group interview for an administration role with East Tenders.

Sherri did very well in the group interview and got to the 2nd stage of recruitment. Although she did well, Sherri did not get the administration position partly due to a lack of confidence in the interview. However, Sherri’s excellent interpersonal skills shone through and she was offered the opportunity to volunteer with East Tenders in a trainee projects officer role to help develop her confidence.

Whilst volunteering Sherri received 1-1 mock interview support to help her feel more confident in interviews, updated her CV, received 1-1 IT training to help her use Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook and the opportunity to shadow experienced project officers.

When a role as a trainee projects officer became available within the East Tenders team Sherri was invited to apply for the job and was successful at interview. She started work on November 5th and is in the process of completing a one month induction. Sherri will also have the opportunity to complete an IAG level 3 qualifications and a PTTLs course to help further her career.

Sherri says

`I am really happy that I registered with this project and feel a lot more confident in myself. I am learning so much in this job and really enjoying helping people that are in a situation that I was previously in. I can really understand where they are coming from and show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.