Out of work due to a health condition, Irvine wanted support in boosting his self-esteem and after receiving support from The Prince’s Trust, he feels much more confident to look for a job.
Irvine, 23, from Kirkcaldy was recently diagnosed with a health issue and found his work experience at a local coffee shop prematurely ending due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This combination plus the uncertainty of whether his health would stand in the way of a future career meant Irvine’s low confidence and anxiety got worse.
Wanting to get back into work but knowing he needed support, Irvine looked at The Prince’s Trust website and was instantly attracted to the variety of courses on offer focusing on developing his confidence and skills.
Taking part in online courses, Irvine feels like his confidence has significantly improved especially after talking to different people and learning key communications skills. He’s now continuing to work with The Trust to explore future options and is keen to secure a volunteering position and then a job.
“I’m still working with the Prince’s Trust to explore my options for the future, but I feel better equipped now to get back in to work.”