Rachel escaped a violent relationship. She went to college, gaining a social work degree and hoping to work with other women in violent relationships. Straight out of education, she struggled to find work and signed on for Jobseeker’s Allowance, whilst undertaking a four-week work placement. Staff told her she would be ‘more employable’ for the jobs they had to offer if she hid her degree from would-be employers. Rachel says, “The woman looked at my CV and said, ‘This is lovely but you will have to amend it’. It made my degree seem like nothing. They are saying everything I have achieved in the past four years is worthless. I want to get off benefits, but I will not take my achievement off my CV.”

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