Case Studies

John Cangson – Thales Rail Engineering Apprentice

"Skills London is the start of a bright future for everyone."

16 October 2017|Number of views (56)

John Cangson grew up on a council estate located in West Norwood, South East London. John enjoyed sixth form, studying History, Sociology and English Literature at A Level. At 16, confused about what he wanted to do in the future and convinced that university was not the right route for him, John received a leaflet by his sixth form about a careers event run by Prospects called ‘Skills London’.

From redundancy to promotion within five months, thanks to the National Careers Service

"This experience has massively improved my confidence, so much so I was promoted in my new job in just five months."

29 August 2017|Number of views (129)

Mark was an experienced, bi-lingual software developer working in the gaming industry in London. However, following a shock redundancy he was presented with the opportunity to re-evaluate his career goals and make the best use of his unique language skills.

Jane didn't know what a CV was, but thanks to the National Careers Service she now believes she can do anything

"Before I came to the National Careers Service I had no self-confidence, yet now I have, and I really believe I can do anything I put my mind to."

29 August 2017|Number of views (109)

51 year old Jane hadn’t been in work for over 20 years, and had no idea what a CV was before she received support and guidance from the National Careers Service.

National Careers Service helps one man realise his dream of becoming a social worker

"I have a bright future to look forward to and an exciting and challenging career in social work."

29 August 2017|Number of views (110)

After seven years of failed attempts to get accepted on to his dream university course, 41 year old *Aaron from Enfield succeeded first time with tailored help from the National Careers Service.

Supporting Londoners through the National Careers Service

20 July 2017|Number of views (260)

"I think more positively when I am thinking about gaining employment and becoming a skilled worker."