Hi, my name is Naz_Shad! 20 years old and looking for work — Scope | Disability forum

Hi, my name is Naz_Shad! 20 years old and looking for work

Naz_Shad Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2021 in Work and employment
Hey!! New here :smile: 20 years old, looking for work and finding it a real struggle.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,272 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there and welcome to the community 

    Do you get any support from the job centre for your work search 

    It isn't the best time tbh to look with all those who no doubt have more experience and have lost their jobs 

    We have a job support programme you may find helpful it is in the employment section 

    Good luck with your search 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,697

    Scope community team

    edited May 2021
    Hello @Naz_Shad and welcome to the community, how are you?

    I can empathise with you about the difficulty of finding work, especially at such a young age. What sort of work would you like to do? 

    Have you considered Scope's Support to Work scheme? You can read a bit more about that here.
    Online Community Coordinator

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Did you receive a helpful reply to your discussion? Fill out our feedback form and let us know about it.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,005

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @naz_shad :) I can see that Ross has already pointed you towards our Support to Work service. You may also like to check out our Career Pathways service, which is especially designed for young people aged 16-25. 

    Please do let us know a little more about the kind of work you're interested in getting into, and what kind of barriers you're facing at the moment. 
    Online Community Coordinator, she/her

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us how we're doing? Complete our feedback form now.
  • Katharine_Scope
    Katharine_Scope Member, Scope Career Pathways service Posts: 69 Courageous
    Hi there @Naz_Shad and welcome!

    As @Tori_Scope has said, Career Pathways is specifically designed for young people aged 16 - 25 and I am one of the Careers Advisers. We offer an initial session then up to three sessions of up to an hour each over a 6 month period and we can help in terms of discussing the sort of work you would like, developing answers to interview questions, job searches and applications and/or anything else related to employment and careers. As you are 22, there may also be an opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor from our funder, Deloitte, who can provide additional support on these issues too for a minimum of 3 months although there is currently a waiting list for this. If you are interested in finding out more, Tori has provided the link above and you can read through the page and make a referral via the online form.
    Do let me know if there is anything I can help with here too :)

    Best wishes
    Katharine McKnight
    Careers Adviser, Career Pathways
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,951 Disability Gamechanger
    Scope has a job support which is realy good I was doing that and now have a job I like doing 


Need to talk?

Over Christmas the online community might be a little quieter than usual, so if you need urgent emotional support or if you feel like you might be in crisis, please read up about how to stay safe for now and find help.

You can also speak to somebody in confidence by calling Samaritans on 116 123 for free or send an email to
[email protected]

Of course, if you feel like you might be at risk right now, please call 999 or visit your local hospital.