Mansi Desai has turned her life around thanks to Skills Training UK. She left school unsure about her future and was low on confidence and skills – but now she has a sharp focus on her business career, has achieved industry-recognised qualifications, and has a new level of confidence.
The 18-year-old said: “Before I started with Skills Training UK, my life was very different. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or where I was going to go. I left school and did a course in hairdressing but I still really wasn’t sure what to do next.”
Mansi was recommended by her local Jobcentre Plus – a recommendation which changed her life and laid the groundwork for a fulfilling career in the world of business.
“I loved my journey and really enjoyed all my courses. I learned how to develop my skills, gained a lot of confidence, made a lot of new friends, and received great support from all of my tutors and assessors,” she said.
Skills Training UK helped me with finding and preparing for job interviews, and I enjoyed work experience proof-reading for a self-employed author. It was challenging at times but I learned what it was like to have a job and work in business
Mansi Desai - L1 Business Administration, L1 Customer Service, Personal Development and Employability, English and Maths
“My aspiration is now to work in business and I’m excited to be starting my Apprenticeship in Business later this year.
Mansi is just one of a growing number of young learners who are reaping the benefits of taking the vocational route of Traineeships and Apprenticeships and coming away with industry-recognised qualifications, key personal development, rewarding full-time jobs, and brimming with endless career prospects.
To learn more about Skills Training UK’s programmes, see here.
My advice is to never regret a day in your life: good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. And of course, I would really recommend Skills Training UK to all other young learners who are in a similar position to what I was in.