Gareth– Head of Engagement
My role involves me providing information, advice and guidance to the young people we serve, as well as connecting them to career opportunities London wide. I have been working with Making The Leap for 13 years now and thoroughly enjoy it 🙂 One of my favourite success stories was when a young man named Nkem secured a position with a top professional services company. He showed that hard work and determination really pays off. From my experience I feel one of the biggest challenges for the young adults we serve is having a real understanding of the application and interview processes, knowing what it is employers are really looking for.
As a young man, I didn’t know enough about the different career paths that were available and open to me, It would have been great to have access to a service that could tailor its provision to support me. I am now very keen to connect young people to opportunities that will assist with their development may that be career jobs or educational courses. I think that it really important that those who come from a not so privileged background receive the support and advice needed for them to access opportunities that will allow them to become more socially mobile.
An interesting fact about me:
In 2011 I ran 10:60 in the 100m at the Colchester Garrison.