Background:
Rita has had a varied career, gaining lots of transferable skills and qualifications and had never been out of work until she was made redundant in late 2018. Not securing a job made Rita feel extremely low so joined the 100 Women Programme in May 2019.

100 Women First:
Rita’s goal was to return to the Construction Industry, the programme was able to fund Rita to undertake a CPCS Forward Tipping Course. Rita was the first woman to undertake this course at Weston College and to pass with full marks!
As part of the 100 Women First programme, Rita has taken part in many events including Body Image, Hinkley Point C Tour, CV Workshop, Stress Management course and has been provided a six month Gym Membership to support her overall Health and Wellbeing.

Feedback:
In a meeting with a local contractor Rita’s success was mentioned, this led to them employing Rita, starting as a Dumper Driver on 6th January 2020. “We’re overjoyed with this outcome for Rita.” – Tracey Armstrong-Stacey

“I could not have done any of this without the programme and the support I’ve received, it’s been life changing! After being so low I am now so happy and proud of my achievements! – Rita Todd