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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

“I would recommend Making The Leap to anyone who is committed to improving their lives.“

Sophia

Sophia

“Taking part in the ACE workshop was a turning point for me, I started to slowly build confidence in my ability.”

Nicole

Nicole

“MTL has opened a door in my career that I am very thankful for.”

Jigar

Jigar

“Before joining Making The Leap, I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree.”

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...

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...

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