Mums achieve great things with us. We’re so proud of all our graduates. We would like to share their successes with you, so you can see how our training is changing lives and inspiring mums just like you.
Garima’s Story

Garima’s Story

Hi, I am Garima, mum of two adorable boys, living in Worcester Park in Sutton. We moved to London in 2017 from India, where I completed my Masters in Accountancy (Finance). At that time my eldest was 2 years old, he took some time settling in a new country so I held...

Yuanyuan’s story

Yuanyuan’s story

After a 7-year career break Yuanyuan felt anxious and uncertain about getting a part time flexible role and felt the pandemic had delayed her training and return to work. Successful Mums were on hand to help turn things around ….. Tell us a bit about your background...

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

After 4 years of caring for her son, Claire lacked confidence and struggled to find work that would fit around family life. Claire's confidence was at an all-time low and she felt she didn't have current work experience to secure the job she was wanted. With our 1 to...

Lily’s Story

Lily’s Story

After 18 months as a stay-at-home mum, Lily wanted to return to work but lacked confidence and had no idea where to start. Successful Mums was there to help! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? I'd been out of the workplace for 18...

Jess’ Story

Jess’ Story

Having been “out of the workplace” for 10 years this mum of two didn't know where to start. With our help Jess was successful in securing a role! Tell us a bit about you, your background before children? Before kids I had a lovely admin job in the civil service for...

Silvia’s Story

Silvia’s Story

After being a stay-at-home mum for 4 years, Silvia felt she wasn’t good enough to find a new role. Luckily Successful Mums were on hand to prove her wrong! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? My biggest barrier was a lack of...

Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa wanted a new job that would fit in around her family, with a little help from Successful Mums, she has found what she was looking for, along with a huge confidence boost! I had been a Social Worker for over 9 years and had a lot of varied roles before this in...

Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

At 55, Catherine felt her age would be a barrier to finding a job. She thought employers would be looking for younger people with more digital skills. This barrier had an impact on Catherine’s confidence and she wasn’t sure whether she should even start our Back to...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Attending our Back to Work Course gave Sarah the confidence she needed to attend job interviews and has now found the perfect role! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? Time! Having a one and a two-year-old to look after whilst...

Lana’s Story

Lana’s Story

The pandemic forced Mum of 3, Lana, to reassess her 17 year career as a PA in an international law firm. Here she tells us she built her confidence and stepped out of her comfort zone to find the perfect role. ‘I had a career working at an international law firm for...

Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

After a 5 year career break, Emily felt out of touch and in need of a confidence boost, find out how Successful Mums made her realise how many transferrable skills she actually had! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? Lack of...

Nikki’s Story

Nikki’s Story

Before I had my daughter, Ellie in 2009 I was working as a hairdresser but realised it wasn’t for me anymore. I decided to go into admin and then went on to be a Property Manager before I had my son, Oscar in 2015. I had been out of work for nearly 6 years when I...

Esther’s Story

Esther’s Story

Esther had been working part-time but was struggling to find a job to fit around her family life. She knew there were roles out there but wasn’t sure where to find them. Esther felt her digital skills were outdated and needed to update her CV, so turned to Successful...

Rose’s Story

Rose’s Story

Rose wanted to find out why she wasn't getting the jobs she was applying for. With help from Successful Mums she now has her new career plan sorted. What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work?  Finding a role that would fit in with...

Suzie’s Story

Suzie’s Story

What is your background pre-children?  I worked for a Marine Underwriter in the City. How long was your career break?  I'd been on a break for about one and a half years. What barriers did you face to finding work?  Due to Covid I was home-schooling but...

Marcela’s Story

Marcela’s Story

Mum to twin boys, Marcela, was ready to go back to work but was lacking in confidence and with two unsuccessful interviews, she knew she needed help. After attending our Back to Work course Marcela is now freelancing flexibly around her family. What was your biggest...

Yvette’s Story

Yvette’s Story

Yvette wanted to return to work but found her biggest challenge was finding a job that would fit in with her family. Not knowing where to look for these roles Yvette turned to Successful Mums for guidance and enrolled on our Back to Work Course. “Any worries I had...

Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

Happy in her new role, Lisa Moody, thanks Successful Mums for giving her the confidence to apply for it! “When I saw the Successful Mums Back to Work and Digital Skills Course advertised on Facebook, I knew I wanted to know more. I’d had time off raising my family but...

Yvonne’s Story

Yvonne’s Story

With both her boys at school, Yvonne had more time to find a new job. Find out how she landed her ideal role, with a little help from Successful Mums.. “Before having children, I worked at the Metropolitan Police Service in various roles including Witness Care Officer...

Fay’s Story

Fay’s Story

WE HELPED THIS MUM OF TWO BE CONFIDENT, INTERVIEW READY AND LAND HER IDEAL JOB…
I have 2 children age 11 and 7 – I’ve not worked since my second child was born.

Patrycja’s story

Patrycja’s story

Off to the Chamber for Patrycja! With little help from Successful Mums, Patrycja found a flexible job that fits perfectly around her family life.

I’m Patrycja, a mum of two girls aged 9 and 10 years old. In November 2018 I left my job of 11 years as an office and production manager at an architectural studio. I made that decision because I wanted to spend more time with my young daughters and focus on my family while they need it. I figured…

Mel’s Story

Mel’s Story

What a difference a day made for Successful Mum Mel Having worked flat out in the City for most of her career, Mel had no idea where to begin when it came to finding local, flexible work to fit around her family life. Here, she explains how just one day with...

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Despite the national lockdown, we helped this Mum find a local part-time job. "My name is Rachel, I'm a mum of one and found myself redundant from my role of over five years due to the pandemic.  I originally worked in the music industry for 17 years, predominantly in...

Sabria’s Story

Sabria’s Story

Work Experience works for Sabria! After starting our Back to Work Course, sabria joined our Work Placement Programme at successful mums. With a clear action plan, career advice and regained confidence, Sabria has now found her perfect part-time role. Read her story...

Lulu’s Story

Lulu’s Story

An 11-year career break knocked Solicitor, Lulu’s confidence. After attending a Successful Mum’s Taster Session the mum-of-three decided it was time she was given an opportunity to prove herself… Could you please tell me a little about your work background?...

Natasha’s Story

Natasha’s Story

After a 5 year career break Natasha was ready to get back out there! With our help Natasha managed to find her inner confidence and get back to work after a 5 year career break, here's her story… Back to Work Mum, Natasha "I'm Tash and I'm a single mum of 4-year-old...

Marie’s Story

Marie’s Story

Its amazing how many skills you have as a Mum that employers are looking for. Believe in yourself! Not only did we help Marie with her confidence but we also helped her to secure a local part-time role after completing our Back to Work course during lockdown. TELL US...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Successful Mums changed my life When Laura joined our Back to Work course, she was desperate to rebuild her confidence after seven years away from work. Little did she know she would be back at Successful Mums just one year later – this time, as an employer. "I’d been...

Joanna’s Story

Joanna’s Story

Joanna’s Job hunt goes to plan There’s nothing Successful Mums loves more than a challenge. So when town planner Joanna told us she was unlikely to find local, flexible work in her chosen career, we set out to prove her wrong! Joanna shares her story here. "Planning...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah gets her buzz back Sarah explains how Successful Mums helped her find the perfect flexible role. As a busy executive assistant, Sarah relished her 24/7 lifestyle and loved being in the thick of things. After a career break, the mum-of-three wanted to recapture...

Marie-Emma’s Story

Marie-Emma’s Story

Marie-Emma Part-time Marketing Success Successful Mum graduate, Marie-Emma tells us her story… Successful Mum, Marie-Emma What is your Job Role? My role is Marketing Assistant. I carry out a range of marketing duties including designing promotions, engaging with new...

Ade’s Story

Ade’s Story

I’ve transformed my career as a working mum Ade wanted to change her career, but wasn’t sure where to start. “I thought my career in accounting was for life, but after a series of 1-2-1 career coaching sessions with Jane, she helped me realise my passion for child...

Sharon’s Story

Sharon’s Story

Back to work Success for Sharon "Pre-kids, I was a Product Trainer, working for a retail company in Dubai. I had worked as a trainer and in Learning & Development for more than 9 years before taking a sabbatical to start my family and then re-locate to London.My...

Connie’s Story

Connie’s Story

Successful Mums have helped mE get my mojo back and find a new job! Find out how we helped mother of three, Connie find a new career after being made redundant from her job of 23 years… "My name is Connie Entwistle, I am mum to 3 gorgeous teenage children; to them, I...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Flex success for solicitor Sarah Solicitor Sarah regularly browsed the job ads but always stopped short of submitting her CV. Here, she explains how Successful Mums gave her the push she needed to make a change – and how she landed her ideal, flexible role. "I’d been...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Trading household management for business management… Trying to get back into the industry you worked in before a career break is not always the answer. Laura attended our Back to Work Course and discovered there were so many more options… Read her...

Angela’s Story

Angela’s Story

Three daughters, six years off and Angela found her dream job!  "After university, I taught English as a foreign language which allowed me to travel and work.  I moved back to London and found a role at Young Enterprise, a business educational charity, where I ran...

Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

Back to school success for Jane As the new term started, there was an extra school bag waiting by the front door in Jane Stewart’s home. Here, the mum-of-two explains why and recalls how our Back to Work course helped her land her perfect part-time role. "With my...

Stacy’s Story

Stacy’s Story

A stress free role for Stacy Meet Successful Mum Stacy Benham Who is this fantastic employer that offers flexible working? Peter Morgan, Morgans Chartered Surveyors. What flexible role did they offer you? Part-time Personal Assistant. How did you hear about the role?...

Christine’s Story

Christine’s Story

Term Time Only for Christine It’s hard to know where to start when looking for a new job after a career break! Whether you want a new career after a short maternity leave or are returning to work after years of being a stay-at-home parent, we can help make...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

A Premier Role for Laura Premier role for Mum, Laura When I first met Laura, she hadn’t worked and really didn’t think she would find a job, let alone one to fit in around her daughter. With confidence-boosting techniques, (tried and tested) work experience and...

Viviana’s Story

Viviana’s Story

A life-changing experience for Viviana When Viviana made the decision to return to work last year, the prospect of job-hunting and interviews was a daunting one. But, she explains here, thanks to Successful Mums, she never felt alone. Mum of 2, Viviana "I previously...

Antje’s Story

Antje’s Story

Antje’s on her way to her dream job Read about Antje who is now Executive Administrator after attending our Successful Mums Back to Work Course. Mum of twins, Antje Mum to twin girls, Antje had previously worked in the banking industry and had been at home for six...

Alina’s Story

Alina’s Story

Alina reaches new heights with Successful Mums When Alina and her family made a 'now or never' move from Bucharest to London, she left behind a burgeoning career in a company she loved. Two years later and returning to work in a new country, she felt like she had a...

Nicky’s Story

Nicky’s Story

The sky’s the limit for Nicky Former cabin crew member and mum-of-four, Nicky was ready to start the next chapter of her life when she joined our popular Back to Work course. Three months on, Nicky explains how Successful Mums helped her set new goals – and get her...

Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

Lisa - Working on her own terms Lisa was working as a care assistant and, although she enjoyed her role, always wanted term-time work to give her flexibility around her family life. Since attending the Successful Mums Back to Work Course, Lisa has taken small steps to...

Louise’s Story

Louise’s Story

Louise hadn’t worked since 2013 and was feeling isolated, unmotivated and not sure how to get back into the workplace. Louise saw an advert on social media for a 'back to work course' with M&S which sparked her interest. Louise booked on to the course as her first...

Louise’s Story

Louise’s Story

From comfort zone to new career for Successful Mum Louise When Louise decided to return to the work she loved, her biggest challenge was getting out of her comfort zone. Here, she explains how Successful Mums helped her break out of her 'mum bubble' and into a new...

Natasha’s Story

Natasha’s Story

Natasha found her perfect role to fit around her family… Tell us about your flexible friendly employer and job role? I work for Sue Hainsby at Carlean Property Management. Sue manages property portfolios for her clients. My job role is to ensure we meet all aspects of...

Gemma’s Story

Gemma’s Story

The dilemma for Gemma! Gemma Gemma bounced into the Successful Mums Back to Work course with lots of ideas about what she wanted to do but she wasn’t sure where to start. Gemma had always wanted to be a teaching assistant. To achieve that, she needed to retrain but...

Nicky’s Story

Nicky’s Story

Former PA Nicky signed up for our Back to Work course on a cold and rainy autumn day. Disheartened by a lengthy job search, the mum-of-two felt far from optimistic. But, as she reveals here, it took just a sprinkling of Successful Mums magic and a little social media...

Sholpan’s Story

Sholpan’s Story

A new start for Mum, Sholpan When mum-of-two Sholpan was looking for her first job in the UK, the obstacles seemed insurmountable. But then a friend recommended the Successful Mums Back to Work course and everything changed. Here, Sholpan shares the story of her...