Adam took part in the Mentoring Programme in January 2017 and his social action project focused on knife crime; how devastating it is, how it destroys families and negatively effects individual’s lives.
Adam explained “I wanted to learn new things and learn more about myself and the mentoring programme proved to be a very eye-opening experience! Before taking part, I felt less confident in my future and my abilities, I was less aware of what lay ahead.
I enjoyed public speaking and learning new subjects like tackling interviews and how to structure CVs. My Mentors from KPMG also taught me the importance of accounting and how money is used. I now understand the opportunities that are available to me and how I may use them to my advantage. As a result, I now feel prepared for what comes next. One of the biggest changes is that I have stopped stuttering during public speaking and I now know how to direct an audience.”
Adam wants to do Biology and Computer Science; his aim is to be able to make artificial limbs for people. The programme has helped with this goal because he has now become more aware of the different internships and work experiences he can do in order to reach his career goals.