I chose work as I did not want to do any more qualifications and wanted to work and earn money.


I heard about available opportunities from Youth Connexions, Job Centre, Family and friends.

First I completed an online application which I emailed to the company. I was then contacted by the call centre, who informed me I would need to bring my birth certificate along to an interview. I was then interviewed and given a two day induction.

Positives: I love payday, it gives me the freedom to be able to afford things I could not previously, I have now joined a gym.

Negatives: 4am wake up as I start work at 5am.

My key advice: Really consider the hours. I have been starting work at 5am for 5 months now, initially it wasn’t to bad, but sometimes now it really does catch up with me!