For My Future
Our For My Future Course aims to help overcome the barriers that ex-offenders face in finding work. Our tailored course comprises of 20 hours of guided learning, 1:1 mentoring and home learning, CV and interview techniques and a plan to get you into volunteering within your community. Our course is tailored to:
Build your confidence and self-esteem
Consider your decisions, motivation and self-belief
Handle 'Disclosure' information - hints and tips
Tackle CV & Interview techniques - including practice interviews
Consider wider opportunities available on completion of the course
Access additional support providers for advice on training, education, and employment
This course is designed and delivered by our Volunteer Project Manager Karen.
Volunteer Project Manager
Manchester, Ex-Offenders Programme
Karen is a mum of three grown up children. She has always been a working mum and the majority of her career has been spent in supporting families and individuals to achieve their full potential. Having spent a significant amount of her early career working with offenders, Karen joined the Step Together team in 2012, supporting ex-offenders across Greater Manchester.
“''When I first started the course, I couldn’t even speak on the Zoom sessions. I couldn’t name one thing that I liked about myself, but with the help of my mentor, Karen, and the course, I built my self-confidence up, my self-esteem and I actually could see a future for myself. Even though I now had a criminal record, I was shown that I could turn my life around and I did. I would of never have been able to do this without the help of this course. It really did change my life.''”