Training For Work – Glasgow: Israa

Updated: 09/05/2024

Israa has been engaging in our Training For Work Childcare focused programme over the past 10 weeks, this is an employability support programme which aims to give young people who are keen to learn more about the childcare industry additional knowledge, build confidence levels, relevant qualifications & a work placement in a real working environment in the local community!

Israa has given her all to every opportunity presented to her on programme, she has confidently spoke to employers, taken part in a Paediatric First Aid course, has gained a Personal Money Management qualification, interacted well with her peers, has been a leader within the group & has really showcased her passion to learn and thrive in both her personal and professional life!                                                                                                                                                         


“Israa is doing really well. She is eager, curious and creative”

Israa has recently moved to Scotland from England where she briefly lived after moving to the UK from Iraq. Israa felt the opportunity to volunteer was out of reach due to hardships in her life both before she moved to the UK & since however over the past 4 weeks Israa has been volunteering at a local family support organisation called Stepping Stones For Families who aim to give children, young people and their families support, opportunities and a voice in tackling the effects of poverty and disadvantage in their lives. Israa has thrived at work placement, she says she has learnt more than she could ever have imagined, has made connections with staff & service users, and feels this volunteering opportunity has given her a real purpose! Laura who is Stepping Stones for Families Power of Play Service Manger has said “Israa is doing really well. She is eager, curious and creative. She is getting involved in learning about the childcare element of the family support service, infection control, developmental milestones and play. She is also getting to experience our family support side and the parents’ groups where she is showing empathy and learning about the types of support needed and available”. Well done Israa!


Israa gained employment as a Sales Assistant with Primark and is now one month into the job!

Israa said:

“The interview was really good . Barnardo’s helped me prepare for it, I then felt ready to go in and get the job! I have learned a lot in this job, it’s going great, all of my colleagues are very nice and kind! Having great people to work with is amazing.”


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