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Bridget

Bridget

After graduating from London Metropolitan University in December of 2019, I really struggled to find a job. I applied to about 235 jobs (which I tracked using a spreadsheet) before I finally got my current role. Most people always told me that as a Computer Scientist,...

David

David

I am a recent graduate that struggled to find a job after graduating. I found out about Making The Leap through my Job Centre Work Coach after applying for Universal Credit. During the workshop, I gained some new resources and got tips on conducting myself at work, as...

Sean

Sean

I graduated from University in August of 2020, after studying a Football Studies course in Southampton. I ended up finishing the majority of my final year assignments in lockdown. Once I had moved back home I started applying for various roles, not hearing responses...

Libby

Libby

I graduated with a degree in Set Design for Screen in the middle of the pandemic, due to this it meant I didn’t gain the valuable industry connections or have the support I had hoped to gain through university. As a result, I found it hard to find jobs in my field or...

Denise

Denise

My name is Denise and before I joined Making The Leap, I was in Sixth Form struggling to figure out what my next steps would be. I had failed a majority of my GCSEs and I knew that I had to pick myself up and improve, this is where my journey of self-development...

Florida

Florida

Before Making The Leap, I had finished my undergraduate degree and I was planning on taking a year off to learn new skills and maybe change my career path.  I took part in the 3-week ACE workshop back in 2019 after attending The Annual Social Mobility Careers Fair. I...

Cameron

Cameron

I graduated with an economics degree from a top London university and began my career as a Financial Analyst for a Real Estate Finance firm in the city until I was made redundant due to internal structural changes as a result of the pandemic. I found it incredibly...

Abigail

Abigail

Before Making The Leap (MTL), I was struggling with how to sell myself to employers and how to navigate my career path. I knew I had the relevant experience but never knew how to talk about myself or my skills in interviews or job applications. In October 2020, I...

Qays

Qays

Qays, an MTL Fellow, graduated from our Virtual ACE Programme in July of 2020 and has since found success. Here's his story. At my previous workplace, my manager would rarely, if ever, have time to meet with me and give feedback on my work. This led to me becoming...

P.J.

P.J.

Prior to joining Making The Leap, I was a recent graduate who struggled greatly with finding a job – particularly because the pandemic had crippled the job market. I also had extreme difficulties during interviews because I suffered from a stutter. I quickly learnt...

Paraag

Paraag

It was the summer of 2018 I thought I achieved my dream,Where after seven years of struggle, I got my degree!!An Accounting and Management BSc,Graded Upper Second with Honours from Queen Mary,Although it seemed scary, I thought I’d come out on top,And I couldn’t wait...

Damisola Grace

Damisola Grace

I am beyond grateful to have had the privilege of not only graduating but also accessing a fantastic career opportunity in 2020. It was not an easy feat, and this past year gives a perfect depiction of the struggle and difficulty that many young people like me have...

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