Temmy Badmus, 19 years-old from Islington in London, found herself unemployed when she had to delay starting her University course due some family issues she was having at home. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, she knew she wanted to help and was able to secure a job as a care home assistant through The Prince’s Trust.

“My mum works for the NHS so I feel like it’s in my nature to want to help people. We need the NHS and I knew that if I could do my bit to help, I would.

“I had been looking for a job for a while but hadn’t had any luck. I’d lost hope in ever finding something and was close to giving up, the only reason I didn’t was because I knew I had to support my family.  When I heard about The Prince’s Trust, I wanted to get involved but I worried that they wouldn’t be able to help me.

It turns out, I had nothing to worry about! My experience with The Prince’s Trust was amazing, my mentor helped me every step of the way and I’ve now got a job with a care home in my local area.

“I’ve always been interested in working in healthcare and I think the coronavirus crisis, despite what most people might think, is what really motivated me to apply for my job. Although things are difficult in our industry at the moment, I am committed to being part of a team that help support my community and the NHS.

“Having a secure job has definitely helped to keep my motivation up during a time that I think some young people might be struggling. I’ve also found certain coping mechanisms to help with the changes that have come with lockdown, such as meditation, painting and listening to music. I hope that other young people can find something to keep them going too.”