I've grown in confidence and I'm more aware of the world of work

I've grown in confidence and I'm now so much more aware of the world of work.

Cara Brown, our 2017 Student of the Year for Perth & Kinross, shares how her time on the Career Ready programme helped her develop the skills, confidence, and qualities to kick-start a successful future.

Before I started the Career Ready programme I had very little confidence and was a career path that I didn’t want to be on. I was planning on just dropping out of school and I didn’t have the support to point me in the direction I should be going in.

 

Thanks to my time on the Career Ready programme I’ve really grown in confidence and found a career path which is right for me – I’ve changed course and developed career prospects. I am now so much more aware of what’s available to me and the overall world of work.

 

I think that the most significant influence in helping me to develop as I have is the guidance and support of my mentor. Emma helped me to discover my strengths and take the plunge towards the job and career I want. Without her support, and the opportunities provided to me by Career Ready, I would have just dropped out of school and not lived up to my potential.

Learn more about how Career Ready helps young people like Cara kick-start a successful future, or get involved today and make a lasting difference.