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Student Profile: Darius Sharifi

Employability Programmes: Skills for Jobs

At 24, Islington born Darius Sharifi wasn’t expecting to find himself suddenly unemployed, in spite of his enterprising nature. In fact, there isn’t much Darius hasn’t tried – his own motorcycle couriering and estate agency businesses – and now he is setting his sights on a job in security. Which is where Working Men's College comes in. Darius, who is now living in Hampstead, recently signed up for the WMC Skills for Jobs project to learn how to be an SIA trained security guard. In March he completed not only the SIA training but also attended the Skills for Jobs interview training held at WMC in Camden NW1. He says that the SIA training is the first training he’s ever completed.

Darius exudes motivation. He says the Skills for Jobs project is brilliant - the training has given him life skills that he wasn’t expecting to learn and he’s discovered essential ways of dealing with people, how to empathise and how to be a good negotiator. He feels that the back up and support he’s received from the staff at WMC has been very helpful and informative, so much so that he says he feels like a better person from all the help and learning he’s had here.

Darius now awaits a job interview and hopes that if he can make a success of working as a security guard, he can eventually pursue his life long dream to join the Royal Navy.



Employability Programmes: Skills for Jobs

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