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June 15, 2021

Reem takes the first steps towards her dream job of becoming an NHS nurse

Reem from Winsford moved to the UK after leaving Jordan and securing Refugee Status. Her next challenge was how to improve her English and gain UK qualifications so that she could move forward with her ambition of becoming an NHS nurse.

After being referred to New Leaf by her Support Worker, Reem worked hard to develop a healthcare focused CV with her Mentor and to complete a Job Seeking Course, which taught her about the best practices in looking for work, completing applications and preparing for interviews. In addition, she undertook a series of qualifications specific to her needs and career goals including Health and Social Care, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Mathematics.

Reem was supported to manage her anxiety through the New Leaf mental health service provided by Making Space and given budgeting and money advice from Weaver Vale Housing Trust. She initially secured a part-time healthcare role with BUPA and has subsequently been appointed as a Bank Healthcare Assistant with NHS.

Reem intends to continue studying alongside her job so she can achieve her dream role as an NHS nurse.

Reem says:

“New Leaf is incredible! It helped me to take a big step in my life by giving me more support than I ever expected. My mentor is one of the people who changed my life last year and I am very grateful. I couldn’t have gotten my first job in healthcare without New Leaf.

Reem feels that the difference that New Leaf has made to her is that they spent more time with her when she needed it most and that made it possible for her to get to where she is today.

If you have been inspired by Reem’s story and would like our help and support to pursue your dream job, then why not sign up to New Leaf  today .

New Leaf can also help get you on the right path to a brighter future.

New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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