Rebuilding a Career: Inam’s Skills Bootcamp

In the vast landscape of professional careers, stories of resilience and determination inspire others. Inam’s story is one of such remarkable journeys. After facing four years of unemployment due to right-to-work constraints, Inam, a professional with over fifteen years of experience in manufacturing, found a new beginning through the intervention of Skills Bootcamp.

The Turning Point: Skills Bootcamp

Referred by Job Centre Plus, Inam embraced the opportunity to attend a Skills Bootcamp designed to rejuvenate his knowledge and prepare him for the competitive manufacturing sector.

Holding a Green Belt Six Sigma and having self-funded his Prince 2 certification, Inam was no stranger to professional development. However, the Skills Bootcamp offered a fresh perspective through the EZeeTutor learning platform. This platform facilitated live workshops and recorded sessions, enabling Inam to engage deeply with the content and diligently complete his assignments.

A Fresh Start

In May 2023, Inam began actively seeking opportunities within the manufacturing industry. His perseverance paid off in April 2024, when a friend referred him to a role as a Building Manager and Quality Assurance Operator at Mangera Yvars Architects. With renewed confidence bolstered by the Skills Bootcamp, Inam refined his CV and sharpened his interview skills, making him a prime candidate. His efforts were rewarded when he successfully secured the job, leading to his relocation to London.

Opening Doors to New Opportunities for Inam...


Building Manager and Quality Assurance Operator

As a Building Manager and Quality Assurance Operator, Inam will play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and operational effectiveness of the facilities and quality management systems.

Inam will be instrumental in conducting internal audits, continuously updating our Quality Management System (QMS) and Environmental Management System (EMS), and ensuring compliance with ISO standards.

Inam’s administrative expertise will also support the smooth execution of project-related activities within the company.

Mangera Yvars Architects (MYAA

Mangera Yvars Architects (MYAA) is an internationally recognised firm that delivers comprehensive services, including architecture, interior design, landscape, and global master planning. With offices in London, Barcelona, and other locations in the Gulf and Asia, MYAA operates across various sectors such as cultural, education, hospitality, commercial, residential, and sports and leisure.

The firm’s recent projects include significant developments like FIFA World Cup Stadiums, cultural centres, universities, city districts, transport-oriented developments, and seafront schemes across MENA and Asia. MYAA has garnered numerous awards, including The Best Future Education Project and the World Architecture Festival Award 2015. The practice is also active in academia and has a strong presence in major galleries and institutions worldwide.

The Role of Mentorship

Inam's recalled his engagement with his Vocational Tutor, Andrew Metcalf. Andrew's expertise in facilitating peer learning and adapting teaching strategies to suit various skill levels was instrumental in ensuring all participants benefited from the Skills Bootcamp. Inam praised Andrew for his exceptional support and the dynamic learning environment he fostered.

Looking Ahead

Now settling in London, Inam is optimistic about his one-year contract with Mangera Yvars Architects. His journey from the challenging days in Birmingham to his new role in London is a testament to the transformative power of the targeted training and networking of Skills Bootcamps.

Inam’s story is about overcoming adversity and the proactive steps taken towards self-improvement and professional reintegration.

We wish Inam all the best in his endeavours and look forward to following his continued success in the manufacturing industry.

Guaranteed job interview

Boost career prospects through upskilling

Develop knowledge, skills and confidence

Personalised career support

Engaging and interactive activities

Skills Bootcamp Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for a Skills Bootcamp if you:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have the right to work in the UK
  • live in England
  • meet residency requirements – the training provider can check this
  • If you claim Universal Credit, you can apply and continue to claim benefits.

Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criteria.

Once you complete the course, you’ll be guaranteed a job interview. If you’re self-employed, you’ll be able to use the training to seek new opportunities for your business. If you’re being supported by your current employer to complete the Skills Bootcamp then you’ll be offered a new role or new responsibilities.