Sophia Hutchings
“Spear created an incredible opportunity for me to work in an advertising agency, which is such a competitive industry. I am an 100% improved version of myself from this time last year. I have received a promotion and I love the responsibility and accountability that has come with my new role. I am motivated and optimistic, as well as financially independent and stable.”

Sophia Hutchings, Assistant Account Executive, Banner
Nick Murray
“After working as a Fitness Instructor at LA Fitness for a year, I have achieved a Level 3 in Personal Training and I am a fully qualified Personal Trainer. I love getting positive feedback from the sessions that I run and it’s great when people are really happy with how much their fitness has improved! I wouldn’t be here doing this if it wasn’t for Spear; this job has had a huge impact on my life.”

Nick Murray, Personal Trainer, LA Fitness
Lloyd Wilson
“I’m so grateful to Spear for putting me forward for a job at Lush; they helped me prepare for the interview so I knew how to handle difficult questions. I didn’t know what to expect but now I am working here full time, I feel like I’m learning so much. The best part of my job is working with customers – you can see how much of a difference you’re making in their lives. The support that Spear offered after I started kept me on my toes and stopped me being too laid back. They showed me how to make a great impression and that’s so important when you work in customer service.”

Lloyd Wilson, Customer Service Assistant, Lush
Michelle Kiely
“Spear offers amazing opportunities to young people out of employment. I don’t think I’d be where I am now without Spear. I love working with people but never had much confidence before I began working here. I started as a receptionist and after 8 months, I was put forward for a promotion. I couldn’t believe it when I got the job – I nearly started crying; it was the best news ever! I really enjoy my role because I have so much responsibility – if I have an idea, I can input it into the surgery. I hope to stay in The Hurley Group for a long time – they are keen to progress staff and I am now mentored by a Senior Manager. It feels strange to be running a surgery at 19 but I love it and I know I’ve worked hard for it!”

Michelle Kiely, Assistant Practice Manager, The Hurley Group