City West Housing Trust customer Cath Wild has landed herself a voluntary position with Salford Wellbeing after gaining new skills through the DigiSmart programme.
Cath worked with a Digi Champion, learning how to set up an email address as well as search and apply for jobs online. Her confidence boosted, Cath saw the voluntary role advertised, applied using the online application form and got the job!
Cath is not only using her new computer skills to carry out office administration, but also speaks to service users to check on their health and wellbeing and how they are progressing with personal goals.
Cath explained “DigiSmart training was absolutely brilliant. In my interview, I was able to explain my skills and that landed me the job. I’m much more confident using computers and I’ve been able to get on to other courses using online services. I’ve also signed up to City West’s “My Account” on their website – it was so simple to do and it’s a much easier way to pay my rent.”