Really proud to be nominated to @bbclondonpeople Instagram project #greaterlondoners.
Although the journalist got a few things wrong, including it was an unpaid week trial I did for the accountant not paid it made me reflect on what I have achieved. Through the Real Apprentice and its successor Growing Talent, I’ve got over 600 people into permanent full-time jobs – literally changing their lives – as they tell me. All with barriers. All without the confidence to secure a job the traditional route. One of these, Shennell, nominated me for this #greaterlonder project. #proud #humble
I drew on my experience years later when devising the Real Apprentice which run from 2004 to 2013 and won multiple awards including the best of Europe to Growing Talent – 2014-Present.
It’s amazing the difference we can make to others without realising the impact we make. I’m guilty of not reflecting on what I do enough. I believe most of us don’t reflect on our actions and affirm just how great we are!
Take time to nurture yourself.
Check out the feature below:
Left – right in the feature photo above are Leo, Bodrul, Steve (team manager) Asher & Ash……
During a site visit to see how Asher was progressing on Growing Talent 14, I discovered what a very small world this in!
As part of the Rapid Response team based in this prestigious Global Financial Services Firm located in Central London serving over 2,000 staff, Asher has to hone his customer relationship skills to ensure his job is done efficiently and smoothly. Leavers, joiners and ‘hot deskers’ mean locations constantly change so ensuring goods ordered are delivered to clients efficiently bring daily challenges!
As Growing Talent has been running a number of years now, most new Associates have the guidance of a member of the team who came through Growing Talent themselves and know exactly how they feel. Not only does Asher have Zac from the last programme but also has the support of Leo and Bodrul who joined the team many years ago on the Real Apprentice – forerunner to Growing Talent. It was great to see the guys still working, saving and making plans after all this time.
What a small world……….