WEA students inspire others to change careers

Linda and Jo

In Naga Munchetti’s Radio 5 Live programme today, two of our students Linda and Jo share their stories to inspire others to take the brave move towards changing careers. 

Linda shared her story of re-entering employment as a medical typist with the NHS after a long career break to look after her children, one of whom is autistic and needed extra care. Linda just needed to brush up her digital skills and be ready for online applications and interviews. This is exactly what she got from her WEA Employability course – sailing through recruitment and putting many of her new digital skills into practice in her new job. 

Jo really inspired Naga with her story, turning her life around after becoming disabled, setting up a charity to support people like herself. As Naga said, she’s moved from receiving help and advice from local charities and the WEA to providing invaluable, life-changing advice and guidance to others. 

Simon Parkinson, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the WEA, explains why WEA study is so important. Over 30 million people need to change their careers in the next decade, and when you’ve been out of work, or in the same role for a very long time, that’s a daunting prospect. The WEA is here to help. 

Why not listen to their stories