In January, we started off with 40 enthused, unemployed people applying for Growing Talent. Following the Employer Speed Dating held mid-January, 15 were selected by employers for a 1-2-1 second stage meeting. Offers were made, some rejected so we commenced Growing Talent 25 with three participants from diverse backgrounds who all shared one thing in common – they wanted to work!
Michelle & Tara from PwC joined the session and selected Annarita , below, to join them!
This is a big departure for Annarita. Following a background in textile design she is now part of PwC’s secretarial community.
Kate – a regular recruiter on Growing Talent – from Firmdale Hotels, selected Kerry to join their Haymarket hotel within the housekeeping team. Kerry is loving the role and already got her eye on progression not to mention the staff perks!
Annarita & Kerry – trained first aiders in Mental Health during the holistic part of Growing Talent.
Lastly, Sergio and Lina from ISS selected Nazzarriey to join their waste and segregation team. Naazzaariey – seen below with Kerry is getting used to the routine of working and planning things she can do with her wages….
We wish them well on their adventures ahead now they have a regular salary coming in…..
Highlights of their journey include:
Awaiting feedback on their excellent Social Enterprise presentation and more importantly the winner!
Emma from Unravelling Minds showing how art helps with wellbeing….
Lesley mid-flow delivering her 3Rs – techniques for staying healthy in the workplace.
This is one of the few times Growing Talent has experienced 100% who started completed and went into work! Great outcome for all…
What does the road ahead hold for them? who knows – but that’s part of the excitement of life – right?
The 26th programme starts in March…. watch this space!