Stories

Success & testimonials

Bernard

My name is Bernard, I’m a 22-year-old from South-West London. I graduated in 2018 with a 2:1 in Accounting and Finance from the University of Northampton. After graduating, I had been applying for different roles within the finance sector but I was not getting past...

Nadeem

I am 22 years old, from West London and a recent Business Management graduate from the University of Westminster. So far, all my work experience has been retail-based and I’ve never stepped into an office with a suit on, which has always been a dream of mine. I have...

Chela

I had a typical upbringing in south-east London – I went to a comprehensive school and then studied Psychology and Drama at Northampton University, graduating in 2017. When I finished university I was struggling to decide what I wanted to do. I worked for an...

Abdi

Fresh from graduating University in 2018 I enthusiastically began the process of looking for employment but soon reached a stumbling block in the application process. I would send lots of applications for different jobs in the hope that one would eventually stick and...

Ajun

After graduating from university with an average grade I felt really demotivated and lost. I thought I would have to start from scratch and go back to university, which was not financially feasible, to progress my career. I felt like the only options available to me...

Hana

Growing up, I did not have a particular profession that I wanted to work in. I enjoyed science the most and decided to pick Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at A Level. However, as much I was interested in these subjects, I just couldn’t imagine myself working in...

Joëlle

Making The Leap Fellow, Joëlle, shares her testimonial on the impact of the ACE Workshop, Careers Fair and ongoing support that Making The Leap provides. Joëlle is now on the path to achieving her career ambitions, working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, thanks to the soft skills training and support she received.

Vanessa

I graduated with a degree in Accounting with Economics in 2016, but during my time at university I wasn’t really sure about my career plans and I was completely uncertain about what I wanted to do after I graduated. The only thing that I was sure of was that I wanted...

Ruxshin

Ruxshin is a year twelve student at a Wembley school. Whilst in her spare time she takes a keen interest in property, cooking and quiz shows, she is also very focused on her future and has begun thinking about career options. When a friend mentioned they were thinking...

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