Growing Talent 12 (www.growing-talent.co.uk) is now firmly underway. Reports so far are all good.
Yesterday I visited Sebastien who has a background in sales, abroad and at home. With a passion for property but no experience he was a strong fit for Invest In Buy To Let who selected him to join them via the Growing Talent programme.
Two weeks in – the shine is not wearing off! Cold calling, researching and evening events have meant Sebastien has been able to work with multiple people and learn quicker in situ. He’s building his own client contacts and formulating strong relationships.
Luckily, Silin from Growing Talent 10 works for Shane, one of the directors in his other business Create A Business. Based at the same venue, she can give Sebastien the encouragement doing the programme demands.
It always amazes me how some people write off those who are unemployed without knowing their stories, personalities etc. Everyone on Growing Talent has to work full-time – often unsociable hours – for no money other than their benefits. Grated, at the end there is a permanent job on offer where both employer and new employee have a confident match. But the journey to that goal can be quite gruelling – especially the longer you’ve been out of work or the more negative, discouraging voices you have around you!
It takes a lot of tenacity and integrity to complete Growing Talent – definitely not for the faint hearted!