In the last year, the unemployment rate in Taunton has significantly dropped.
In the last decade, the unemployment rate in Cornwall has dropped by 50%.
“They have helped in so many ways, being on the Work Programme has been essential to the improvement my life.”
Mother of four, Mary*, previously worked in fashion as a stylist. She was contacted by Prospects after being unemployed for nearly two years.
Working with veterans is former Royal Marine, Simon’s, speciality. He has inspired more than 400 people to develop their potential since joining Prospects, the employment, education and training company, in 2012.
“I was in a very dark place two years ago, now I am in full time employment. Workplace bullying destroyed my confidence but the Work Programme turned my life around. My world has changed.”
Pete* was bullied in his last job as a warehouse picker. As a consequence, he lost confidence in his own abilities and was out of work for three years, joining the Work Programme in 2014.