I’m really excited to get into a job where I can interact with people every day. People look to security guards for assistance and so I'm happy that I will be someone who can offer that helping hand.
When I came to the UK 11 years ago I wanted to have a fresh start. Things started to get difficult when my job wasn’t paying enough for me to keep up with rent and I ended up sleeping rough. I was on the streets for a long time and it was during this time that I started working for the Big Issue to try and change my situation. Work is very important to me and after working as a Big Issue vendor for the last few years, I’m ready to build on some of the skills I learnt and start a new chapter in my life!
Doing the security training will mean that I can move out of the night shelter that I'm living in and move into my own place. It would mean so much for me to finally have this independence and have somewhere I can call home. Once I’ve got into stable work I would love to give some money to the church as they have supported me throughout my journey.