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Work Experience

At the Portland Centre we have been helping people for 18 years to find Employment and training. If you are currently looking for ways to update your skills and experience we are specialists who have excellent track record in helping people make more of their skills.

Help with finding work experience relevant to you

This is how the Portland Centre can help you

Work Experience Case Study

Please be aware that we have changed the names in this case study as well as some of the circumstances. Client confidentiality is of utmost importance to us in all things we do.

Maureen is in her early forties. Circumstances dictated she must return to work, after 20 years at home. She had been unsuccessful in her job search and was becoming worried that her skills were out of date. She came to the Portland Centre.

We discussed her skills, experience and work history and found she was, indeed an unattractive prospect to recruiting Employers. We decided to begin Work Experience in The Portland Centre. She worked diligently everyday and soon became familiar with the new technology that all modern offices now regularly use.

In a few months, she felt ready to seek paid employment and we helped her with her applications. She had a number of interviews and was eventually employed as a Receptionist at a Dental Practice in Weymouth.

She soon started to become an invaluable employee and now has risen to Practice Manager.

What next?

If you are looking for a fresh start, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.