A lack of confidence meant Swati found job hunting difficult, but completing a programme run by The Prince’s Trust has resulted in her not only feeling more job ready, but securing employment.
Swati, 29, Edinburgh saw an ad on Facebook featuring The Trust which demonstrated the support on offer. Applying online, Swati quickly progressed onto the Get into Data Science course.
Swati said: “The Data Science course appealed to me, but I also liked the fact I could learn skills such as interview techniques and CV writing. I wasn’t confident to apply for jobs and get them, but the course has allowed me to improve my confidence, my communication and even my own thought process.
“I enjoyed all the sessions and as they were online, they were interactive which kept me involved. I also liked working directly with the college and aspects of the course such as Cyber Security was an eye opener for me.”
After completing the course, Swati knew she wanted to progress to work for a tech company and secured two job offers from partners of The Trust. Swati is now working with Utilita Energy Limited as a QA Engineer.
Swati added: “Without the mentoring support from The Prince’s Trust I don’t think I would have been offered this job. All the sessions I did were worth it, specially the mock interviews and CV writing which were awesome.