My experience with Shadow To Shine was amazing. I had such a good time learning and experiencing what goes on in a dance agency especially the opportunity to experience it at AMCK Dance. The team at AMCK has been so supportive and always willing to help me out to understand how things work. I have been asked to stay on for three more weeks and I’m learning more and more each day.
My experience through Shadow to Shine was an eye opening experience; allowing me to realize what I am capable of in life. The program is designed to alter your mindset into believing anything in this world is achievable. I’m proud to say that I have implemented things I have learnt from the program into my life and so much has changed, where the reduction of distractions and my focus on the power of the mind provided me with a positive energy and results internal and external from education. The program was able to provide me an easier access to my dream job, providing me with a week's work experience in the London Stock Exchange under the Head of European Sales. Through this work experience, I have been able to acquire connections who can aid me into becoming a successful individual I aspire to be. In addition to this, I was given lifelong successful mentors who I can contact anytime and receive advice on not only my future but my life thus allowing me to believe I have the potential to become a successful individual.
Shadow to Shine has helped me to be more confident in my searching for my next role and to identify what I actually wanted to do with my career life. After Shadow to Shine I have been actively applying for jobs and the internship has open up conversations for me with different employers in a positive way. I want to thank the team for this once in a life time opportunity.
My name is Marley foster , I have enjoyed my work experience with Rokstone in a busy working environment, learning new skills, and seeing how a business is run day to day, how to develop and build relationships and understand the needs and the want of a company, it’s has helped me develop and understand what my strengths and weaknesses are, it’s has gave me an insight of what it would it be like to start up my own business. I would like to thank Becky and the lovely girls/ team at Rokstone for being so great and making me feel a part of the team/ family, and so welcomed Marley.
Words don’t quite cut it for how grateful I am to Becky and her team for taking the time to speak to me and work out my strengths and interests and guide me on my career path. The experience I have gained through assisting their photographer has been invaluable and I have learned so many new skills which I can take with me well into the future. Shadow to Shine has given me a huge confidence boost and opened up loads of new opportunities and ideas I didn’t even know I had! Thank you!
I was granted an opportunity to work with Becky at her office Rokstone which has been very great. Property isn’t the field I’d like to go through but the experience as a whole has allowed me to denote you’re able to incorporate your skills into any work environment which is the most important part. I’d like to thank Becky and the team for welcoming me in open arms to guide me through the busy two weeks I was here and I’d most definitely recommend you do work experience with them or where’ve you’re able to be placed even if it’s not your choice of field. Be open to learn & try new things.
After spending sometime with Wale, I wanted to build a relationship with a well established designer and gain a better understanding of the industry that I am in and with the help of shadow to shine & 2020 that has been achieved, I feel comfortable in picking Wales brain about things I usually be embarrassed or reluctant to ask however with this opportunity I’ve become a lot more confident and knowledgable about the fashion industry, where I’m heading and I have most importantly learnt from mum mistakes.
I loved the Shadow to Shine and 2020 change program, it was truly amazing and life changing. Being a part of this program was such an incredible honour, magnified by having such strong and inspirational team involved. I think every community should have one as it is amazing. I appreciate Gary Conway for the opportunity he gave me to work in his company for 2 months. The team was wonderful and so committed. We need more support for our youth, and it is needed. I used to be a youth that didn’t have any direction. However, I have turned my life around and am so happy where I am now. I am currently working at Warner Music in the finance department, using the skills and tools I learnt from the programme to progress in the company. Thanks for a really fab year. I think this programme has built me up so much that I am
operating my highest level to fulfil my 5-year plan.
Things I have taken away with me since being a mentee: Self-respect, CV-building, Interview training and media training, 5-year business planning, Working as a team member. This course has played an essential impact in boosting my self-confidence, mindset, introducing me to new and insightful knowledge which is vital to myself and other young creatives. Personally, I highly recommend this course to be compulsory for young offenders, secondary schools, youth clubs and other local authorities.