Jimmy is looking for work as an accountant
Life can take you up to the sky or down to the ground. Ten years ago, I would never have imagined the direction my life would go in. Yet becoming homeless has also shown me how resilient I am. I can tackle whatever comes my way. Before 2010 I took good health for granted. I didn't drink a lo...
Linda is looking for work as an accountant
When I think back over all that’s happened during the last 5 years, I get tears in my eyes. I first became homeless at the beginning of 2014. After being picked up rough sleeping by Streetlink, I got placed into an all-female hostel in east London. In there, I reached my lowest point; using d...
Davina is training to be an accountant
Like many young people, I went to university hoping for the best but after something awful happened I had to leave my course and return home. I couldn’t afford a deposit and no one was able to house me, so I spent the next 6 years sleeping on different sofas and going back and forth to collect be...
Susan is training to be an accountant
To some people, accounting sounds like very boring work - but not to me! I think it’s fascinating. You’re dealing with numbers, running data analysis and you know whether the company runs well or not! For 10 years, I have wanted to complete my accountancy exams. I have a degree in Finance and...
Imen is training to be an accountant
My daughters are young but I can tell they are very proud of me. They say “Mummy, can I come with you to school? Are you becoming a maths teacher!?” I want to be a role model for my children and show them no matter what happens, you should still work hard and study. Education is very important to...
Ruth is training to be an accountant
I’m determined to move on from where I am today. I first did my accountancy diploma over 20 years ago! I really want to make progress now, both academically and financially. I really believe that by achieving my childhood goals, I can also inspire my 9 year old son that he should never give up on...
Javine wants to be an accountant
I have always loved problem solving and getting stuck into challenges. When I was in school I used to get so much satisfaction from working out the right answer to maths problems! Later on in my life, I got the opportunity to use different databases and software. I enjoyed using them to put some ...