My name is Will and I am 23. My aspirations and goals are to hopefully find a creative career path. I am willing to try many different industries and forms of work until I really decide, in the meantime I just want to get as much experience as possible and meet as many people as I can in the creative industries. I moved back to rural Devon to live with my parents after being unable to find a full time job after education. During this time I have been working part time in retail and working in an unpaid internship to try and get experience. I love going to any form of live music, theatre or performance. Big fan of anything media and pop culture related.
I think the key to overcoming many challenges is making yourself fully aware of services and opportunities available to you and using them! It can be a minefield out there but sending a few emails and reaching out to people really can help. Graduating in the year 2020 in the midst of the pandemic was hard for all students. I think it was particularly harder for students on practical based and creative courses. We were limited to at home learning so did not get to access the full creative facilities, production equipment as well as limited support from lecturers. More recently the job market has been difficult to enter, especially living in rural Devon where opportunities are harder to come by unlike in large cities. Before I found Babassa I had been turned down by more jobs than I can remember. It was hard to stand out to employers as living so far away can be off-putting.
I spotted Babbasa on Linkedin, they were advertising support and help for young people struggling to get into work. I signed up to their mailing list, but at the time had other things going on and didn’t realise the extent of their services and level support from their friendly team. Once I reached out my job search became way more positive.
I was getting feedback on my applications, CV and cover letter support as well as being forwarded for different roles. Last week I was offered a role with Silverback films as their office runner. Up until I found Babbasa I had given up the idea of getting experience in a Television company and I can’t thank Babbasa for changing that mindset for me! The team has been so helpful and supportive to me and I can’t wait to start in my new role.
We believe Bristol’s most marginalised deserve access to support at their own pace; have their voices heard; and have access to real work opportunities.
Do you believe that too? Then get in touch!