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Our 100th Success: Lynn’s Landed a Job at John Lewis!

Lynn Smith has become the 100th person we’ve helped into work or training since we opened our doors last August!

Success tastes sweet for Lynn (left) and our Diane

Success tastes sweet for Lynn (left) and our Diane

After 30 years, the 53-year-old was made redundant from her data entry job at a catalogue returns centre.

Now, three months later, she’s looking forward to starting a new career as an inbound customer services advisor at John Lewis.

Lynn, of Newton Heath, said: “I’d heard about yes, so I came in and found out about a course they were running in customer services. Through that, I became a volunteer here. It really built up my confidence, helping the customers.

“I’ve been applying for lots of jobs, but I think that without my experience here, the journey back into work would’ve been a lot longer.”

Diane Roberts, our employability support manager, said: “There’s been a lot of blood, sweat and tears to reach this milestone. We’re absolutely delighted to have helped so many people, and can’t wait to make a difference in the lives of many, many more.”