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PROGRAMMES

Amazing!

‘AMAZING’. That is the one word 25-year-old Beth uses to sum up her CatZero experience. Beth Docwra successfully completed a Green Port Hull programme in 2017 – and happily says she has never looked back. Now in full time work, she is saving her money to travel and has built her confidence and experience. From Bransholme, Beth completed a Tourism and Travel course at Wilberforce College, but full time work eluded her, and she embarked on the CatZero programme after a JobCentre referral. Summing up how she felt before the course, she simply said: “I was embarrassed to not have a job. I went to interviews but did not get anything because I did not have any experience.” During the programme, she experienced rock climbing and sailing for the first time, undertook the mock interviews, CV writing and gained a whole host of qualifications – preparing her for her new life. “I met new people and made new friends, I simply cannot tell you how amazing the course was,” she said. On completion, Beth was assisted in applying for jobs and is now working full time in the medical warehouse at Smith & Nephew. “If I had not been on the programme I would probably be at home wishing I had a job and money for myself,” said Beth. So, just what did Beth treat herself to when she received her first wage: “A skydive in Bridlington – and I’ve booked another,” she added!

Seeds of opportunity GREEN Port Hull funded a total of eight programmes, using monies from its Green Shoots of Opportunity Fund. The fund was established to ensure the whole of the Humber region and its communities were able to see the benefits of the burgeoning renewables sector. The eight programmes ran during 2017 and 2018 in Hull, Beverley, Goole and Grimsby, with a headline target of ensuring 48 of the participants gained full time employment, education or training (these are known as hard outcomes). We have already exceeded that target with 54 confirmed hard outcomes, and more to follow, with people volunteering, or in part-time work or education. Sea fishing, fabrication and welding, outdoor activity leadership, customer service, production and manufacturing, retail, stewarding/security and administration are just some of the full-time jobs that participants have moved into.

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The autumn newsletter of the charity CatZero, currently working across the Humber region. CatZero's dedicated team works with children, you...

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