Success Stories

We’ve helped thousands of people to get back to work and improve their lives. Click on the links below to read about their journeys back into work and take a look at our regular newsletters.


We received this letter from one of our customers in Manchester who had been on the Work Programme for… Read More

Katie is a real success! Read about our recent successes with Destination Work
We received this delightful  letter from one of our customers who had been unemployed for over 12 months.

Darren tells us his emotional story of isolation and homeless and how he felt constantly passed around the system. After 12 months… Read More

Kate – 18 years old from Solihull “Before I attended Destination Work, [one of Standguide’s Mentoring and Motivational Programmes… Read More

Our very own Keith Tottingham has won the ERSA award for ‘Advisor of the Year’. Keith, 29, has been in the… Read More

Tina had been out of work for over 7 months. Her CV was poor and her confidence low, but… Read More

Stephanie was unemployed for 4 months after a disastrous job move to IT. She decided she wanted a new career… Read More

Ababa had been attending Standguide’s Work Programme for 78 weeks.  She had the following barriers to employment: Lone Parent… Read More

One to one support turns it around for Darren During Darren’s time with Standguide he worked closely with his… Read More

We received this fantastic letter from Paul, a Work Coach at Alexandra Park Jobcentre. “I would like to offer… Read More

Debra had been out of work for over 22 years and did not think she would ever be going… Read More

Read the monthly newsletters from our different programmes showing some of the fantastic successes we have had with our… Read More

Chris was alcohol dependent and had daily battles with depression & had not been in a position to work for over… Read More

We had a lovely note sent from a Work Programme customer to one of our Advisors. “Thank you all so much for… Read More

Michael had been out of work for almost 3 years. He suffered with anxiety and depression and very low… Read More

Simon had not been in paid employment since 2007.
Hayley lost her job and had not been able to get back into work for over 4 months.

Jeneitha  –  18, from Yardley was happy to share her story with us. “I am grateful to Standguide and… Read More