“It’s been a real pleasure working with them [Spear trainees], seeing their energy and enthusiasm for their learning and the different personalities in each group. Their curiosity about and excitement for building a career is really encouraging and heartwarming”.

Andrew, LifeSearch

“I was extremely impressed with all of the trainee’s confidence in asking questions, engaging in conversation and with their presentations at the end of the session. They all worked great as a team and all brought their own ideas and value to the group. It was great to host such an engaged group.”

Lauren, Graphite Digital (Company Visit)

“It is always a great pleasure to do mock interviews as part of the Spear Programme and to meet the young people participating. Without exception I have found them to be motivated, focused and receptive. They are engaged with the Programme and so appreciative of the opportunities it offers them.”

Julia, Brewers Decorators

“Both of the interview sessions I supported were energising experiences for me. It was a privilege to take the skills I have developed at work and offer my experiences to people at different points in their working life.”

Paul Costello, Mock Interview volunteer

“Working with Spear Brighton, and their programme participants, was a thorough pleasure. It was inspiring to see the rapport and mutual respect the team had with the cohort. Honest and constructive feedback on the tasks we had set the young people who visited our office at the heart of the process. We would love to continue to help this organisation with their meaningful and invaluable work.”

Graphite Digital

“When our group graduated from the Spear Programme, I went along with a few of my colleagues to see the ceremony and it was so uplifting. Everyone found supporting the Spear programme really positive and rewarding, and we’re excited to welcome our next group.”

Lana Harper, Senior Copywriter, Man Bites Dog

“We loved having the Spear participants come and visit us. The whole office really got involved, with everyone taking part in one-to-one chats with the young people, who were often quite shy but all polite and engaged. It was nice to feel we could make a difference.”

Lana Harper, Senior Copywriter, Man Bites Dog