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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...

Gelsomina

Gelsomina

My name is Gelsomina and during the lockdown, I was fortunate to stumble across Making The Leap while searching for online opportunities. Ever since graduating from my MA in Media and Communications in December, I have been struggling to find a job. Making the Leap...

Ian

Ian

Ian initially joined Making The Leap as an Associate in March but completed the Virtual ACE Programme in June 2020. He has recently started a new role as Young Black Male Ambassador at Black Training & Enterprise Group. Here’s what he has to say: “I honestly could...

Saida

Saida

I came to Making the Leap after having graduated from university with a degree in Psychology. During my undergraduate career I wanted to go in the direction of Clinical Psychology, and it wasn’t until the end of my second year that I started to have doubts. I...

Ekene

Ekene

My name is Ekene and I am a Legal Intern at Kingfisher PLC. I was raised in Ireland and came to London for the purpose of obtaining my undergraduate Law degree in 2013. Growing up, I always achieved below average grades and never was academically gifted. It was with...

Christelle

Christelle

I came across the opportunity to take part in the ACE Programme at Making the Leap after finishing University. I noticed at the time that I needed to improve my networking skills when it comes to navigating the professional landscape. The Programme not only taught me...

Sharleen

Sharleen

I graduated in Banking and International Finance from City, University of London in 2019. Prior to starting Making the Leap (MTL), I was looking for graduate jobs in the Accounting and Banking sector throughout my final year of university, but never managed to reach...

Bindiya

Bindiya

I’m from North-West London. I graduated in 2018 with a 2:1 in Economics and Management from Brunel University London. After graduating, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and welcome new experiences. I travelled to six countries across South-East...

Umra

Umra

After graduating from the ACE Workshop in August 2018, Umra completed the four-week Social Media Internship at Making The Leap. Having recently landed a full-time role as Partnership Coordinator at Comic Relief, here she discusses how her Making The Leap experience helped her to achieve her career goals.

Bernard

Bernard

After graduating with an Accounting and Finance degree, Bernard was struggling to get past the interview stage in his job applications. He discusses how the Making The Leap ACE Workshop helped him land a role as a Trainee Business Advisor at Richard Place Dobson.

Nadeem

Nadeem

I am 22 years old, from West London and a recent Business Management graduate from the University of Westminster. So far, all my work experience has been retail-based and I’ve never stepped into an office with a suit on, which has always been a dream of mine. I have...

Jawan

Jawan

It all started when I decided to change my career path. I’d always assumed I’d be working within the scientific field - it was my main focus from school to college and then studying Microbiology at the University of Surrey. Alongside this I had multiple creative...

Chela

Chela

I had a typical upbringing in south-east London – I went to a comprehensive school and then studied Psychology and Drama at Northampton University, graduating in 2017. When I finished university I was struggling to decide what I wanted to do. I worked for an...

Abdi

Abdi

Fresh from graduating University in 2018 I enthusiastically began the process of looking for employment but soon reached a stumbling block in the application process. I would send lots of applications for different jobs in the hope that one would eventually stick and...

Ajun

Ajun

After graduating from university with an average grade I felt really demotivated and lost. I thought I would have to start from scratch and go back to university, which was not financially feasible, to progress my career. I felt like the only options available to me...

Hana

Hana

Growing up, I did not have a particular profession that I wanted to work in. I enjoyed science the most and decided to pick Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at A Level. However, as much I was interested in these subjects, I just couldn’t imagine myself working in...

Frankie

Frankie

Frankie, a Making The Leap Fellow from July’s Workshop, shares her story of how, after two years of unemployment and depression, the ACE programme helped her get the job she always dreamed of.

Abdul

Abdul

Abdul, a Making The Leap Fellow from February’s Workshop, shares his positive experience of the programme and discusses how Making The Leap helped him achieve his career goals and find a new job.

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