Tell us about yourself

I left school when I was 16 and was in and out of part time employment. I was unable to find any suitable full-time work that I enjoyed. I was unemployed for three months, before the job centre put me forward for Diageo Learning for Life.

Since getting involved with Springboard has your life changed?

I have now secured a full time job working in a local restaurant and bar. I enjoy my job and it has given me more confidence and a great opportunity to do something that I enjoy.

What are you doing now and where?

As above – in full employment since finishing Diageo Learning for Life.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hopefully I can progress my career and be in a more senior position with hospitality.

What tips or advice would you give someone considering their career options/getting involved with Diageo Learning for Life?

Embrace the course, especially the placement, because although it was hard work it was very rewarding and has offered me a great chance of a full time career.