Anissa Ben Marrou
Anissa Ben Marrou from Stockport was struggling to find work, experiencing low confidence and facing a number of setbacks, until she joined The Prince's Trust Get into Retail programme with Gap.
Two years ago Anissa, took part in our Get into Retail programme with Gap. Since then she's been promoted to Key Holder and now supports young people who have been taking part in the Manchester programmes.
"I moved to the UK when I was 19. Moving wasn’t easy to start with; I was living in temporary accommodation, in quite a disruptive environment, with people living there who were taking drugs and partying. It was a tricky place to live.
"I was feeling really low and facing depression after this experience and, on top of this, facing a number of setbacks in trying to find work.
"The Prince’s Trust helped me by getting me out of the rut I was stuck in. I wasn’t feeling very positive about finding work but the team supported me and gave me the opportunity to work with Gap.
"I found that Gap was a company where I could progress so I worked towards becoming a Key Holder. Having the team believe in me and give me keys to the store really boosted my confidence too. I now also get the opportunity to work on the Get into Retail programmes with other young people, helping bring out their confidence and build their employability skills.
Find out more about how we're working with Gap to develop young people's skills and confidence through our retail courses.