I’ve learnt so much since leaving school, I’ve grown up a lot, I have had my first real world job funding my self-sufficiency.

I have experienced the amazing feeling of being able to help someone both financially and emotionally during a difficult time in their lives. I have learnt the extremely rewarding feeling of working hard. I have learnt the incredible power of being self-aware and continuously developing myself and never getting complacent – if I don’t push myself I don’t get anywhere. This has led me to achieve things I wouldn’t have thought possible, taking the chance and moving to on my own. My confidence and my belief in my own value has grown and I have found myself leading others to achieve their goals, something that would have terrified me when I left school.