On this occasion a learner called Victoria Spencer sat down with us to give us a little insight into her journey with Antrec…
I found out about Antrec through my work coach at the Job Centre. I was looking for driving jobs but felt my confidence was low and I was feeling little bit down in my job search.
I had previously thought about becoming a taxi/private hire driver, but I found the process a little bit daunting. My old line of work included being a private driver for children with learning difficulties, so I wanted to do something rewarding again.
After a slight wobble, I passed my exams and achieved my Level 2 qualification with the support of Antrec staff.
My time with Antrec increased my confidence and opens a lot of possibilities. I have also had a job interview since the course and passed my public vehicle theory test. I also felt it was a good group, we gelled well and had good support from the staff. It was also good to be in a social setting and interacting with people.
“When I joined the programme, my confidence wasn’t 100%. But passing the maths, English and car parts assessment, I felt that I could pass but still struggled. The guys support throughout my training raised my confidence and ability in myself. The team are very patient and understanding. A big thank you.”