Madaleine

Tell us about yourself

I hadn’t left school for long when I applied for the course. I went to college to study Maths but it wasn’t for me. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life.

Since getting involved with Springboard has your life changed?

Since the course, I have worked in a number of roles in hospitality. When I finished the course, I got a job in a hotel restaurant before accepting a job in a high end restaurant, bar and nightclub in Glasgow city centre. Within a year, I was promoted to supervisor. The course definitely helped to build my confidence and I like that it gave me the skills and knowledge to work in the industry. I felt much more confident in my first job than I would have if I hadn’t done the course.

What are you doing now, and where?

I am now an assistant manager of a music bar in Glasgow’s West End.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

I hope to continue to build my skills and knowledge. I would like to become a manager in the future.

What tips or advice would you give someone considering their career options/getting involved with the programme?

Do it. Give it your all or you won’t get the full benefit of the course.