“Having only very recently moved to UK, I felt that I had no relevant experience. I was very shy and reluctant to even leave the house. My social life was non-existent, and I was becoming more reliant on my husband
to be my only source of a social life, which was nice of course for a time! However, it isn’t practical in the long run. I had no sense of routine or activity, and this played a huge role in diminishing my mental
“I had an incredible, life-changing experience on this programme with The Prince’s Trust. It really promoted my physical health and mental well-being, I met some incredible people working in T.K. Maxx which
has helped to increase my social life and I have made a best friend for life from this course! Since taking part in the virtual online workshops, I have noticed within myself: increased confidence, public speaking,
and time management. In my personal life I feel that I have gained my independence here in Manchester for the first time. I have been using public transport to get to work but also I was able to get a train to visit
my family for Eid celebrations, something I have not been able to do up until now, without the help of my husband.
“I have become so much more confident; I used to be so hesitant to go out. I now have the confidence in my experiences on programme to put myself out there for other opportunities!”
— Wardah, Get Into Retail participant with T.K. Maxx & Homesense, Manchester