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    I have been benefits for a very long time, and it is only recently I have entered into higher education again. I graduated with my 1st degree in 2009; and I have not had a job in ten years. The last volunteering I did was about 4 years ago

    My benefits are going to come to an end most likely, with the tougher new regime on DLA/PIP.

    My worry is that I am not going to get a part time job because of my very outdated and limited experience,; which in turn means that I dont get a job, which of course; fuels the catch-22 of me not being able to secure relevant experience!

    I am very badly worried, and as soon as my benefits are stopped, I will be left with £80 a month to feed myself, for clothes, travelling etc (after I have paid off bills, rent, tuition fees etc).

    I don't know what to do
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    You should also contact your uni to see what bursaries/ assistance they might be able to provide.
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    You could also go to CAB so they cna do a full benefits check for you.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have been benefits for a very long time, and it is only recently I have entered into higher education again. I graduated with my 1st degree in 2009; and I have not had a job in ten years. The last volunteering I did was about 4 years ago

    My benefits are going to come to an end most likely, with the tougher new regime on DLA/PIP.

    My worry is that I am not going to get a part time job because of my very outdated and limited experience,; which in turn means that I dont get a job, which of course; fuels the catch-22 of me not being able to secure relevant experience!

    I am very badly worried, and as soon as my benefits are stopped, I will be left with £80 a month to feed myself, for clothes, travelling etc (after I have paid off bills, rent, tuition fees etc).

    I don't know what to do
    Try and get some volunteer work as soon as possible. It is a good way to demonstrate skills and you're less likely to get turned down from that than from a proper job.
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    yes, try and volunteer asap

    also, start small on the job front, you're a lot more likely to get hired with limited experience for 5 hours on a saturday at a small shop earning minimum wage than a full time job somewhere desirable... so try and apply asap for some small hours type jobs, this will also let you work your way up to longer hours/a better company

    there are definitely places who will hire someone with little experience, they just aren't always the nicest places to work!
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    yes, try and volunteer asap

    also, start small on the job front, you're a lot more likely to get hired with limited experience for 5 hours on a saturday at a small shop earning minimum wage than a full time job somewhere desirable... so try and apply asap for some small hours type jobs, this will also let you work your way up to longer hours/a better company

    there are definitely places who will hire someone with little experience, they just aren't always the nicest places to work!
    Don't care if its minimum wage: a wage is a wage, money is money! This is not about pride its about survival
 
 
 
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