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Lynette BishopPosition: Occupational Therapist
Began working with Sanctuary: October 2013

When I first began working with Sanctuary in October 2013, I was returning to work after a 12 month break due to ill health. After such a long period, I was starting to feel that I would never work as an Occupational Therapist again.

Sanctuary helped me get back into work; I had never worked for an agency before and was a little nervous as I didn’t know what to expect. However, Sanctuary made the entire process extremely easy – they responded within just a few days of my initial enquiry and the application process was so simple and straightforward!
My consultant, Paul Haywood, immediately understood the types of role that I was looking for and also made suggestions of alternative roles that I may not have considered, had I been looking myself. I’ve always felt that he was genuinely working on my behalf to secure the right jobs for my skills and expertise, and he has been extremely approachable at all times. 

I’ve been very impressed with the quality of service offered from Sanctuary; not only did they organise my mandatory training for me so that I was able to start working immediately, but Paul worked closely with me to help me prepare for my first job interview. He understood that after such a long period off work that a face-to-face interview would have been very nerve-wracking; instead he arranged a telephone interview and did everything he could to help me prepare. 

It took just 10 days to be placed into my first role (during this time frame I also completed my mandatory training) and thanks to Paul, I felt very prepared – he arranged everything for me on my behalf which definitely helped to keep nerves to a minimum. He took the time to call me within a week of starting to make sure that I was OK, and I know that if I need any support or guidance he would respond quickly and efficiently.  

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