Sue Shilling has volunteered at a number of workshops for The Prince’s Trust. She's support young people in events like Get Hired; sharing advice from her life experience to her background as a hiring manager.
Sue, Business Community Partner for NatWest, London, is an active volunteer that has supported at a number of workshops for The Prince’s Trust including Get Hired days and Elevator Pitch sessions. Sue is also in the process of setting up a Million Makers Team for 2018.
I started working for The Trust because I had seen the amazing work The Trust does and the difference it can make to the young adults. I also think that by helping the young adults we make them role models for their peers, and the trust is improving the adult population for future generations.
My highlight has to be the Get Hired days: Being able to help young adults into employment and possibly onto a career is an amazing thing to be a part of, the pitching is really good fun too, it is an absolute delight to meet and work with so many enthusiastic people.
From volunteering with The Trust I have gained a real sense that I have given something back to a young person. Through my skill set I have been able to really help someone. On the Get Hired days you really do build up a relationship with the young people. The young people gained the benefit of my experience in life and employment. For example, from my experience as a hiring manager what young people need to express not just in interviews but through continued behaviours when in their chosen role.
It’s surprising to see just how much value the young adults get out of it and how important The Trust is to for young people helping them secure a quality future.
Volunteer! You will make a difference to every young adult you support and be surprised at how skills you have learnt in your life can help. Never underestimate the difference you can make to someone just by giving up your time to care and support. The feeling you get after you have helped is so fulfilling, you really feel like you have made a difference.