In Britain, access to the best opportunities in life is often determined more by where a person grew up or what their parents do than what their talents are. That isn’t just damaging for individuals, but also the whole economy, which needs a diverse workforce with the right skills.
‘After education I would love to work in advertising or journalism but would ultimately love to be an author. I think that the challenge really helped me to get my head around the stages and the next steps to getting onto this path, which was what I was really hoping to achieve at the beginning of this experience. I believe that the Brightside ARCC mentoring challenge helped me develop so many new skills and also let me experience a taster of school life in the future.’