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Working Links - A company that actually help!
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Member Name: birdcharlotte
Looking for a job
Advantages: Helpful staff who actually care!
I'm hoping I have found the right place to write this review, I wanted to review the company but cannot find them on the site and, for some reason, my product suggestion will not go into my pending suggestions list!
Working Links are a company that aim to to assist people in finding employment, whether they are unemployed or seeking a change of career. According to their website, since 2000 they have helped over 150,000 people find employment in the UK.
I came across Working Links when I asked my local Job Centre if I could use their printer to print off an application form. I was told that they could not let me do this but if I visited my local Working Links and signed up they would allow me to use theirs. As the people in the Job Centre are SO helpful, they gave me the wrong address for my local branch and I had to search around for them, but it was worth it!
On arriving for the first time, I was asked to fill in a short form and take a seat as I would have to have a quick consultation before I could use their facilities. As soon as I had sat down, a woman came over and introduced herself to me and took me to have a quick chat.
During our chat, she asked me how long I had been unemployed, what I had been doing to find work, my qualifications and what type of work I was looking for. I told her I was looking for admin or nursing work and she said she had a course that I could go on if interested.
The course would start the following week, I would attend a 10 minute interview and, if successful (which apparently most people are), I would attend a three day nursing course for free. At the end of this, I would be guaranteed an interview in a nursing position. Also, if I came to see her after each session with my bus tickets from that day, she would give me my bus fare back! It sounded too good to be true! But I was still excited!
Two days after joining up with Working Links, I was offered my current position. I went into the branch to tell her that I had been offered work and would not be attending the course, and to thank her for her help. She seemed very excited for me, asked a lot of questions about my new job and congratulated me on finally finding work!
She also gave me a weeks worth of bus tickets so that I could get to work and back each day until I got paid, at the end of that week she called to ask when my first pay was due. As I had another week to wait, she sent me another weeks worth of bus tickets through the post to keep me going!
Furthermore, she informed me that I would receive a bonus for finding a job, which should be used to help with travel costs or clothing for work. As promised, a week later £50 was put into my account by Working Links!
I cannot thank Working Links, especially my consultant, enough for all of the support that they gave me during the couple of weeks that I was signed up with them.
===Please sign up===
If you are looking for work and find that your Job Centre don't seem to be helping enough, or at all which was my case, please find your local Working Links and sign up with them. They are so helpful, each consultant seems to love their job and love helping people and this is what makes the company so great!
When visiting the Job Centre and asking for help, it is like you are annoying the staff by asking questions. Working Links push you to ask questions and constantly offer help. On one occassion, I told my consultant that my boyfriend was waiting for me and would have to hurry as we had to walk home for a certain time. She gave me 2 bus tickets so that we could both get home on the bus, rather than walk for 45 minutes!
I have already said it but I cannot thank them enough, they are a great company and I highly recommend them to everyone. I only wish that the Job Centre had bothered to tell me about them earlier, as I feel they could have helped me when I was really struggling.
Their website it http://www.workinglinks.co.uk/default.aspx . Here you can find out a little more about what they do and search for your nearest branch.
I hope this helps :)
& I wish I could give them 10 stars!!
Summary: Find them and sign up!