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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...

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

  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 more detached from the work I was doing and greatly impacted the enjoyment I felt from my workplace. When I joined the Virtual...

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – Hedley May

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – Hedley May

  Making The Leap is proud of the relationships we have with our Corporate Partners. Without their support – which allow us to continue inspiring and transforming young lives – and our shared values, we could not do what we do. One such of these invaluable...

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...

Paraag

Paraag

  A success story in the style of a poem from Paraag, one of our Fellows who graduated in July 2020:   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...

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...

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...

Nicole

Nicole

I recently graduated with my master’s degree in Filmmaking at Kingston University in January 2020. After graduating, I was applying for jobs, struggling to get through to the interview stage due to the lack of work experience I had. It was a job role that was posted...

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 Masters 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...

The Social Mobility Virtual Careers Fair 2020

The Social Mobility Virtual Careers Fair 2020

On the 14th and 15th of October, we held our seventh annual Social Mobility Careers Fair, which this year took place virtually. The new layout, where employers got to present their organisations to the young people who attended the event, provided...

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – Kingfishers PLC

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – Kingfishers PLC

Here at Making The Leap, we understand the significant and invaluable relationships we have with our Corporate Partners, and we are always keen to hear about their personal experiences with us. We have reached out to Kingfisher PLC, an organisation that has supported...

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

Organisations from across the UK gathered virtually for the first online UK Social Mobility Awards gala to celebrate the advancement of social mobility in the UK. The winning entries of the fourth annual UK Social Mobility Awards were announced in the afternoon...

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