Daniella Glover joined the ESF SkillMe programme in August 2017. Daniella had been out of work since 2013 and has been on disability benefits for around two years. She was placed in the work-related activity group. Daniella has Asperger’s and suffers from hypermobility.
She was apprehensive when going to Remploy for her induction as she had found training courses in the past to be unhelpful and not relevant to her circumstances.
Daniella said “Even before the course with Remploy had started, the Remploy Advisor, went above and beyond, guiding me to the charity, The Young Woman’s Trust, for help with college finances.”
Four weeks into the SkillMe programme Daniella found out that her application to The Young Women’s Trust was successful and that she’d been awarded the full grant of £500.
Without this financial help, she wouldn’t have been able to progress onto a beauty course, as the Trust funds were needed to pay for her course equipment and uniform.
Her tutor, Nikkee Smith, said: “Daniella was a very supportive member of the group and a great classmate to have. One of my jobs is to help prepare learners to enter the employment market and get them to reflect on their skills, qualities and aspirations for the future. Daniella was very passionate about the vocation that she wanted to go into and we were able discuss potential barriers fully and openly and look at ways she could overcome some of them. We are all so proud of her.”
Daniella said: “The help given to me by the tutors was great. I knew which career path I wanted to take and it was Remploy and the ESF SkillMe course that helped me focus and pursue that.
“I’m now attending Peterlee College and loving it. I’d really like to thank Remploy for helping me. The support and advice given to me helped me a huge amount. I completed the SkillMe course and benefited from so much knowledge that I can use in the future. I’d recommend them to anyone when it comes to needing help with their careers or just getting a head start.”