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New opportunity – Join the next wave of VICTA Young Ambassadors!

Each year a new group of VICTA Young Ambassadors come together to help shape STRiVE, our e-magazine aimed at you! Do you have a passion for sharing your voice and communicating with others? Do you have an editorial vision for STRiVE you're dying to share? We have dreams of more video articles, more social content and growing our bank of inspiring stories and honest voices. If you think this could be you, then we'd love to hear from you. More about the programme Our Young Ambassadors Programme is a volunteering opportunity for young adults aged 18 to [...]

By |January 28, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Opportunities, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

Internship opportunities at Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. They have several exciting internship opportunities that give students the chance to work on real projects and take on new responsibilities. Available to second year university students onwards, you will get a unique insight into the business and lots of real-work experience. You will also be on the fast-track to a graduate offer. More information about these internships are available here: https://trainees.grantthornton.co.uk/our-programmes/interns/ A full list of the internship opportunities are [...]

By |January 14, 2022|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Opportunities, Volunteering|0 Comments

STRiVE: My Internship Experience

by Ruyaiya Asim I interned as an Accessibility Advisor for the Project Box. The Project Box is a company that assists students and graduates begin their early careers with world leading accountancy firms. In my role, I helped with making the application and interview processes more accessible for visually impaired people. I did this by going through these processes as an applicant, during which I identified some aspects that could be improved to make them more accessible. Then I presented my findings to Project Box and their clients. While I go through my internship experience, I want to [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Internship, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

STRiVE: My route to employment

by George Upfield I should warn you, my route to employment is quite a long and convoluted story, so get comfy! I suppose the first time I realised where I wanted to work was not long after I started volunteering with Guide Dogs at their Regional Centre in Leamington Spa. I was 16. I sensed there was a real ‘family atmosphere’ throughout the organisation. And in addition to this, I knew that I’d need a guide dog to help me navigate when I left school for university. Somehow, I felt that I wanted to return the favour in [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Strive, University, Volunteering|0 Comments

STRiVE: How volunteering gives back to everyone

by Sonal Sumaria Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely summer. Did you all get up to anything exciting? I’ve done a fair bit of travelling, both independently and with my family! Are there any fellow Potterheads out there? I would love to share my magical summer adventures with you, but I think that’s for another article. Today, I wanted to talk about volunteering. It is certainly something I really enjoy. Instead of receiving payment, I’m happy knowing that I’ve made a difference to someone’s life. And that means a lot to me. My volunteering journey started [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Life skills, Strive, Volunteering, Wellbeing|0 Comments

STRiVE: My internship with VICTA

by Harriet Smith I decided to apply for the VICTA Young Ambassador programme in 2019 because I wanted to have the opportunity to further develop my writing skills and increase my confidence in working within a team. I also wanted to meet new people and improve my employment prospects. For my secondary education I attended New College Worcester (a boarding school for visually impaired people), then went on to study Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire where I gained a 2.1 degree. One of the main projects during the programme was to work on and design an [...]

By |October 8, 2021|Categories: 18 plus, Employability, Life skills, Strive, Volunteering|0 Comments

Volunteering as a key for long-term success

Written by Idil Serce The transition from higher education to employment can be a difficult and emotional roller coaster for all new graduates, but especially for visually impaired (VI) graduates who are in a more disadvantaged situation in comparison to their fellow peers. Being VI myself, I know how difficult it is for VI students to focus on their studies and gain work experience whilst fighting with the physical and emotional challenges of living with a VI. As a recent VI graduate, l will share my personal experience of transitioning into the world of employment and the impact that [...]

By |September 9, 2021|Categories: 14 to 17, 18 plus, Employability, Knowledge kitchen, Strive, Volunteering, Wellbeing|0 Comments
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