Below are just two examples of our success stories from participants who we placed into sustainable employment:
Denneil is a Front of House Retail Assistant, with one of London’s prestigious theatres. Here he shares his account of the support he received from Hexagon.
“Prior to graduating from the BRIT School I was hoping to gain full time employment with a London based theatre so that I may procure a steady income as well as being surrounded by a theatre environment. During this time I had already made a CV but thought it was rather unsuitable for applying to any reputable theatres.
My mother brought me into contact with Hexagon which I thought would help me in improving my CV however, the service I received went above and beyond just that. Lionne has been pivotal in helping me gain employment. Not only did she help me make the necessary changes needed in my CV; she also was the one responsible for accumulating a large list of theatres all over London for me to send my application to, a task which I would have definitely struggled with. She also assisted me with my cover letter, correcting any mistakes and making minor adjustments which improved the quality of the letter greatly.
Another aspect of the job searching process I would have struggled on was interviews. As this was my first job, it was also my first job interview. Fortunately I had Lionne to assist me once again. She booked a meeting for us to solely concentrate on interview techniques which I found infinitely useful as it was really in-depth and I felt like I had learned so much in such a short amount of time. At the end we had a stage interview of which she tested me on the things I had learned. I thought this was really helpful as it allowed the knowledge I had gained to be retained in my memory. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with the service I received as it was much more than I had previously expected.”
Lily is a Junior Production Executive, with one of the UK’s largest advertising agencies. Lily shares her experience of the service she and her family have received from Hexagon.
“I decided to go to Lionne for help at a time when I was really struggling to find a job. I had just finished an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and had been searching for work for about 2 months when we had our first meeting. I went with no expectations and left feeling 100 times more confident in my search.
Each session with Lionne is very in-depth and personal – everything is catered towards you as an individual. She always remembers what we had spoken about the previous session and where we needed to pick up, unlike if you were to go to a recruitment agency. In between sessions she would email me job opportunities and read applications that I had written. Together, we wrote and sent out over 200 applications (CV and Cover Letters) to marketing firms, asking if they had any job opportunities.
I went from having very limited interviews, to being called up by many businesses (including the one where I am now currently employed). We went through interview techniques and mock interviews to help me prepare, and I honestly believe that without the help of Lionne and Hexagon, I wouldn’t be in the job I am in today. One of the most helpful things about these visits was that travel was reimbursed – something that helped me out incredibly seeing as I had no income. I was so pleased after my first session that I went home and encouraged my mum and my sister – who were also looking for work – to arrange to meet Lionne too. Since then we are all in employment and strongly believe that it’s down to the help we received from Lionne and the Hexagon team!”
Love London Working is open to everyone over 16 years old and who wishes to gain employment.
To register for the programme please contact Lionne Whitfield T: 020 8768 7915 E: firstname.lastname@example.org