Inspire others with your story!

Help the Restart Scheme help more people like you by telling us about your experience and get a £50 voucher if we use your video! 

Send us a short video clip (you can use your phone) about how Restart Scheme helped you to find work, and the positive impact it had on your life. We’ll use eligible videos across our marketing activities, including our website and social media channels, so you’ll need to provide your consent too. 

If you want a chance to get hold of a £50 voucher, follow the instructions below. If we use your video, we will send you a £50 e-Gift voucher as a thank you!


Read the instructions and filming tips below.


Film your video using the camera app on your smartphone.


Use WhatsApp to submit your video clip and a photograph of your signed consent form to 07901 388 611.


If we like your video, we'll send you instructions on how to send us the original video file using We Transfer. Once we've received it, we'll send you a £50 eGift voucher. 

Filming instructions

You must answer all five of the following statements in your video to receive the £50 eGift Card:

  1. My name is .., I am ... years old and I’m from …
  2. When I was looking for work I really struggled with ...
  3. My Restart Advisor helped me with/by ...
  4. Now I have a job as a ... (don’t mention the company name)
  5. Having a job has changed my life for the better because ...

Your video should be longer than 30 seconds, but less than 3 minutes.

It will also need to be easy to watch and hear, so make sure you film it in a place with plenty of light and without any background noise. We’ve included some filming tips below to help you.

If your video is selected, we will send you a £50 voucher to the email address you include in your consent form. If you don’t have an email address, we will send it to the mobile number you provide.

Filming tips

Choose a good location for filming: 

  • Make sure you are in a well-lit space (natural light is best) with no shadows on your face. 
  • Stand in front of a plain wall if possible. Don’t stand in front of anything with any logos, brand names or swear words.
  • Make sure there isn't anything behind you that could look like its growing out of the top of your head.
  • Make sure there isn't any background noise.

Position the camera: 

  • Hold your phone horizontally, at the same level as your face, so that you are not looking straight down the camera lens.
  • Make sure that your head and shoulders are in the frame.
  • Hold the phone still and try not to move about - use a tripod, selfie-stick or place the camera on a steady surface if possible.


  • Do a practice run to check the sound quality and the positioning of the camera.
  • Plan what you’re going to say.
  • Make sure that you look clean and presentable. Please do not wear anything with a big logo on it.

Now you're ready to film: 

  • Don't talk too quickly, speak clearly and try not to mumble.
  • Smile! You’re on camera. 

Questions? Email