Alison, 43 from Hulme, said:

“After working as a media/theatre technician for most of my working life, I lost my job due to funding cuts, and found myself unemployed.
It was worrying to say the least, and not a situation that I was familiar with.
I live near The Works, and had heard about them helping a friend of a friend, so I went in to see them about employment.
After a couple of interviews I was offered a role as a PA at the University’s Business and Law School. I couldn’t believe how quickly it all happened.
I really enjoy my current role, and it’s about to become permanent. I couldn’t be happier”