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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...

Jigar

Jigar

Before joining Making The Leap, I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Banking and Finance from Middlesex University back in 2015. I was fortunate to find a job in a bank for 6 months, where I managed to network into a hedge fund. Where I learnt a lot about...

Jamila

Jamila

Before joining Making The Leap (MTL), I graduated with a Master’s by Research Degree in Pancreatic Cancer at Kingston University in January 2020. I completed my research course back in November 2019 and this is when I started to actively seek jobs within the Health...

Eleanor

Eleanor

I graduated from university earlier this year and struggled to find a job in the following months, sending out what felt like hundreds of applications with little response. I particularly struggled with interviews, often failing at that stage of the application...

Omolara

Omolara

Before Making the Leap, I had finished my undergraduate degree and was writing up my final project for my master’s degree. I thought it would be a good time to start applying for jobs so I would have one lined up once I completed the master's program. I found it...

Sophia

Sophia

I took part in the 3-week ACE workshop back in 2018. I had been struggling to secure a long-term job for almost 3 years, going between short-term placements and doing temp work in the meantime. A friend of mine referred me to the annual Social Mobility Careers Fair...