“I was unable to open my salon and decided I wanted to do something positive that would keep me busy, but also help me to grow my wedding makeup business and salon Doll Parts for when things go back to normal.

“I found out about The Prince’s Trust Get Started with Digital Skills programme when I was looking for support at the Job Centre and signed-up straightaway. It was just what I was looking for!

“It was five days long and I soon got to know the other 15 young people taking part online, alongside setting clear objectives for what I wanted to achieve.

“The sessions were centred around online modules on the Google Digital Garage website and we learnt about everything from Search Engine Optimisation – to grow the number of customers visiting my website – to content and advertising.

It was motivating to work alongside other young people that had similar goals, alongside being able to bounce ideas off one another, and I now feel much more confident working on my website. It has given me the confidence to try new things and experiment with digital marketing.

“My hope is to drive more bookings to my website and fill my diary following the Covid-19 outbreak, and I’m now feeling more positive about doing that since taking part in the programme.”