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Jasmine

Jasmine

I recently graduated from the University of East Anglia (in June) and studied Marketing and Management. In the first month of finishing my degree, I struggled to find jobs as I got to the final stages of interviews, and it didn’t progress any further. I found out...

Nnamdi

Nnamdi

Before Making The Leap, I had just completed a level 2 qualification in business admin with an organisation called Achieving for Children.  During my time at Achieving for Children, I found that there were many benefits, such as having a number of networking...

Tasmin

Tasmin

Before Making The Leap, I had recently graduated with a BA in Illustration. I was completing my studies when the pandemic hit, so it was even harder to find a job within the arts. I found out about Making The Leap through the Jobcentre. Through the Jobcentre, I...

Sheila

Sheila

I graduated from university around 3 years ago now with a Politics and International Relations degree. I initially did struggle to get a job after university but managed to get a position at a think tank through networking at an event. However, the period in which I...

Charlotte

Charlotte

Graduating from Bournemouth University with a Television Production degree in 2020 meant that I was met with a pretty sparse job market coming out of university. Due to the pandemic, entry-level opportunities within the TV and Film industry were few and far between,...

Monique

Monique

My name is Monique, and I graduated with a BA Hons Film Degree at LSBU. I would like to thank Making The Leap for their masterclasses and workshops that were planned throughout lockdown. The Virtual ACE Programme helped me with crucial tips on how to decide the career...

Sol

Sol

After graduating from university last year during the pandemic, I was nervous about what job opportunities would be available. After months of applying and having little success, I took part in the week-long Making The Leap virtual ACE workshop and completed this in...

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...

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