Need a bit of advice, I’m 23 and a single mum, currently on universal credit but my daughters just turned 3 so now looking to get back into work. Universal credit said I should get into waitressing or retail jobs but that’s not something I’m interested in and it wouldn’t help with my mental health, no judgement to people with these jobs, I’d rather have a job that I can develop in and make a stable income, my mental healths bad and I get very depressed but for the right job with the right income I’d be very motivated to work I’m quite ambitious. I’d love a job in the council and from what I’ve seen the pays good (35-40,000) but they all say you need experience or qualifications in the roles which I don’t have so I’m not sure where I start. I’ve seen one local apprenticeship working in the council where I could gain experience but waiting to see if I get it. Where do I go from here, I really don’t want to work in waitressing or retail as I was suggested, it’ll benefit me mentally if I have a job I look forward to going to and I really want a well paid job just don’t have the qualifications for the jobs. 😕
LilyLily1999 · 27/06/2023 19:20
For your information my mental health is bad I have depression, anxiety, ocd, bpd and get suicidal so having a job I don’t enjoy such as waitressing wouldn’t help me at all I have very little motivation in life but I’m actually motivated to make something of myself I wouldn’t want to do waitressing as it’s not a job you can properly develop in I’d rather have a job I can progress in and slowly earn more money.
startafresh123 · 27/06/2023 19:37
I think the problem you might have (although you haven't mentioned your educational background) is that anything that will progress into a professional type career are likely going to want a degree, or if it's an apprenticeship then good A levels or equivalent.
Would you consider getting some more qualifications under your belt?
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