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Many people have already been helped by Work and Skills Leicestershire, including 57-year-old Heather Cobbin who has just been offered a new job.


Heather, a primary school teacher for 24 years, needed to find work that was more flexible, for family reasons.

She left her teaching job in July and admits she was initially daunted at the prospect of looking for new work.

I really enjoyed teaching, but I needed part-time or more flexible work. It was a daunting prospect. After I left teaching, I really didn’t know where to start with looking for a new job. Then I went to Loughborough Library looking for information on evening classes and I saw the Work and Skills session and wanted to find out more.

“It has been brilliant; really accessible, everyone is on the ball and the staff are really well-informed. I’d never even written a CV before, but I did three or four online sessions and it was all sorted!



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