‘New Opportunities’ learner gains role of ‘Facilities Technician’ working for the NHS during lockdown!

Learning Partnerships participant, Nasra Hassan successfully secured the role of Facilities Technician working for the NHS whilst the country is in coronavirus lockdown.


Single Mum, Nasra came to Learning Partnerships looking for a suitable job with daytime hours and future prospects of training and career development. Nasra, who had previous experience of working in the care industry, was interested in the opportunity to work for the NHS and attended our NHS assessment sessions. Unable to attend the timetabled weekly classroom sessions at Learning Partnerships, Nasra instead signed up to our ‘New Opportunities’ project and received tailored one-to-one support around completing application forms and developing her interview skills.

On Nasra’s experience in gaining a role through Learning Partnerships and on her relationship with her keyworker, Nasra said:

“You have opened me up to having more knowledge about how to present myself on paper when applying for a job. You have made me feel positive about what I have done in my past and whenever I was struggling with anything you were always there for me. I have learned so many new things that I can use in my future.”

Joining the New Opportunities project just before the coronavirus pandemic lock down, the support Nasra received shifted from face-to-face contact with her key worker to all of the support being conducted on the phone and though emails.

Nasra did amazingly well, developing her knowledge of the NHS Leeds Way Values, received support through email on job application forms and was successful in her telephone interview!

Nasra’s keyworker, Lorraine said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Nasra – she has worked hard and been very proactive in her journey to securing this role. She is now looking forward to a positive future for herself and her family, albeit in these uncertain coronavirus times.”

Well done Nasra from everyone at Learning Partnerships!


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