What led you to be here today and prompted you to want to join the FVG?
I was working for the Widening Participation team in Health Education England when I was invited to a Youth Futures meeting. I couldn’t help but feel like everyone was speaking about me because of how relatable the issues were.
I wanted to join the group because of my experience with mental health. I want to break down barriers to meaningful employment for those who are struggling and created and inclusive environment across the nation.”
What are you up to now? (eg. In work/study/looking for work/volunteering)
I currently work as a Clerical Officer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Though I am in employment I am looking to change my career and I aim to become a recruitment consultant.
What is most important to you in your life right now?
Discovering who I am and what I want to do with my life is something I think about everyday, however I am enjoying the process. My friends and family are always very important to me as they pull me through the tough times and keep me motivated.
What sort of changes do you want to be involved in making as part of the FVG?
I want to change employers’ negative views of young people and get rid of stereotypes. I believe education is important, however I think employers should look at a person’s values and attributes as a priority.