Marlene- Head of Delivery
My main responsibilities include overseeing the Training function at Making The Leap for our young adults and schools programme. I’ve worked for the charity since October 1999 and feel very passionate about social mobility – allowing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to raise their aspirations and reach their full potential. One of my biggest achievements is that I work for a charity that serves young people, helping them to access opportunities that they may not have gained had it not been for our intervention, which for me is a tremendously rewarding experience as I feel that I’m able to make a difference. I often reflect on the fact that in my early years had I come across an organisation like Making The Leap that provided the relevant support, encouragement and career specific guidance – how different my choices would have been!