Before he found The Prince’s Trust, Josh was working a handful of hours each week, he lacked direction and was uncertain about his future. Now he’s making his mark in a job he loves and an industry that offers so many routes to success.
Josh, 22, from Cardiff, was a capable student in school though he lacked concentration and motivation levels in certain subjects, which was reflected in his results.
After school, Josh struggled to find regular work and was in and out of different jobs for several years. He says,
In 2017, Josh came across our Get into Digital Skills course, ran in partnership with Codez Academy, Tramshed Tech and the Big Learning Company. While he had reservations at first, once he began the course Josh’s true colours shone through.
He began building apps, learning code from scratch and relished the logical learning patterns that mirrored his interest in engineering. Josh impressed Codez Academy Managing Director Dean Jenkins with his determination and he was offered a job with the company at the end of the course. He has since supported the delivery of other courses, helping other young people to move forward in their lives. He says,
Josh has dedicated this year to personal development and learning. He wants to grow within Codez Academy and has high aspirations for the future.