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Neema

Neema

Before Making The Leap, I was defeated and my career goals were not clear. I had graduated with a first-class degree in Law, but I had yet to secure a full-time role in the legal sector, even though I had plenty of interviews. Consequently, I knew I needed help with...

Ray

Ray

 Our Fellow, Ray, recently completed the ACE Programme and has gone on to secure a  fantastic role with our corporate partner, Lidl. In the short video below, she shares what this opportunity means to her and the impact the workshop has had on her life. 

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – CMC Markets

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – CMC Markets

One of our most valued partnerships is with CMC Markets and the Peter Cruddas Foundation. We have spoken to Lord Cruddas, the Founder of CMC Markets and the Peter Cruddas Foundation, who has given us insight into the journey he has taken to get to where he is today,...

Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Before coming to Making The Leap, I was due to graduate from University and had no plans or any idea about how to break into in the graduate market. Through activities that allowed me to reflect on my education and where I wanted my career to go, the Workshop helped...

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, but 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...

How to Get Back up When Life Knocks You Down?

How to Get Back up When Life Knocks You Down?

How to get back up when life knocks you down?   One of our MTL Fellows, Bemi, has shared some practical tips to staying motivated when facing setbacks. Check out below to see a few of things that you can do to help yourself:   Tip number one: Motivation, Habits,...

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 provided me with crucial tips on how to decide the...

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...

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – BNP Paribas

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – BNP Paribas

We have reached out to BNP Paribas, a long-standing partner of MTL, who we have worked closely with for the past 5 years. BNP Paribas are a French international banking group, recognised as a leading investment bank and financial services provider, and is made up of a...

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,...

An Overview of the Social Mobility Business Seminar 2021

An Overview of the Social Mobility Business Seminar 2021

  The UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs) held the fourth annual Social Mobility Business Seminar in April. The Social Mobility Buisness Seminar was the first event in the SOMO2021 calendar and provided a great chance for those interested in social mobility or for...

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...

What to expect at the Social Mobility Business Seminar 2021

What to expect at the Social Mobility Business Seminar 2021

  The fourth annual Social Mobility Business Seminar will be held, for the first time, online on Wednesday 21st April, and will be the first event in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2021 calendar!    The opening address at the event will be from Nadhim Zahawi MP,...

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