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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...

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...

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