Stories

Success & testimonials
Denise

Denise

A success story from Denise about her career journey with MTL and the opportunities that followed!

Cameron

Cameron

“I couldn’t be any happier with the way things have turned out and I’m so grateful to everyone that has played a part in my journey to this stage.”

Abigail

Abigail

“At MTL, I always felt listened to and respected.”

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...

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

“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...

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