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Isabel’s story – Volunteer Week 2017

Isabel

“I began working at CT Furniture through a work placement in September 2015.

When I first started I found the work quite challenging but in all honestly I’ve had a really good time working here, as everyone I have met has become a second family to me.

Once my work placement was complete I decided that I wanted to stay on as a volunteer retail admin assistant, which I did in January 2016. Originally, I was looking to help by lending my administrative, customer service and sales skills, but I have now gone on to increase my marketing and social media skills, which has really boosted my confidence; so much so that when a vacancy became available for a retail admin assistant in September 2016, I applied and got the job.

I began working part time in paid employment as and then went on to secure a full time position retail managing the Wednesfield shop. This included serving customers, managing the shop floor, stock and our Facebook page, as well as responding to enquiries that came through to me on and off line.

I have also recently applied for a retail supervisor position and been successful! This all started from volunteering so it just goes to show how being a volunteer can help. I thoroughly recommend anyone thinking about volunteering to go for it, you never know where it may lead.”

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