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Hellen and Kirsty’s story – Success in getting a job


"I have struggled to find help with my English and applying for jobs. I saw an advert for the Black Country Impact project and applied. I received help with my CV and got a work placement with Bella Italia straight away. I wanted a job where I could work with people, helping people and that’s what I got here. After finishing the work placement I took on and I’ve now been with Bella Italia over 3 months. I love the customers and colleagues. Thank you."


"I was referred to Black Country Impact through the local Jobcentre. I’ve been looking for work for 2 years but being a single parent, it’s been really difficult so far. I have used job sites but not been successful. When I came to Black Country Impact they helped me with my CV, identified what work would be good for me and put me on a work placement with Bella Italia. It went so well that I’ve now been taken on. I really enjoy it, people are friendly and the time goes by so quickly. Thank you."