Two sisters from Ayr who took part in our Team programme tell us how the personal development course helped them land their jobs.

Dale McCarlie left school at 15 and went straight to college, but due to physical ill-health couldn’t continue her studies. This had a knock-on effect on her mental health and she rarely left the house for over a year. It was after support from her parents that she decided to go to get in touch with us to start to rebuild her life. 

I was terrified about taking that step and joining The Prince’s Trust because I was so used to hiding away from everyone. As the weeks progressed, my confidence started to grow and I knew it was the best decision I had ever made.

"The course helped me so much, it made me realise what I was passionate about and gave me the direction needed for my future career in youth work."

After finishing the course Dale went back into college and studied social care. She is now a full-time Team Leader employed by Ayrshire College, running Team programmes in her local area.

It was Dale who recommended the programme to her younger sister, Zoe, aged 18. 

Zoe left school with few qualifications and no idea what she wanted to do next. Her dyslexia contributed to a severe lack of confidence which prevented her from looking and applying for jobs. Taking her sister’s advice she joined her local programme.

On the course Zoe undertook a work placement in panel beating which involved making the bodies of cars. This helped her unlock her skills and realise her passion in a future career. After completing the programme, Zoe secured an Engineering Traineeship with airline giant Ryanair. 

I have always lacked confidence and had no idea what I wanted to do, which is why I joined The Prince’s Trust. The support you get is amazing. It simply wouldn’t have been possible to land my dream job without the Team programme.