29 Aug 2019
This time two years ago I was about to start at IJP as the first production trainee.
I had absolutely no idea what this journey would be, how much I would grow or how my life would change.
The two years have flown by. I’ve had the most incredible opportunities and experiences (such as speaking at the House of Commons!), challenged myself in so many ways, met so many creative and talented people, gained a huge array of new skills and learnt more about myself than I ever knew before.
I’ve said this many times before, but the girl I was two years ago would not recognize the person I’ve become now. IJP’s support and belief in me has enabled me to grow massively in confidence, become bolder and more assertive, and less afraid to push myself out of my comfort zone.
I’m really sad to be saying that today is my very last day at IJP, as I move on to a new role.
It’s been an emotional couple of weeks to say the least. Since I started at IJP, I’ve dedicated my whole self and passion to our work, clients and team.
IJP was there for me at a time when I felt completely hopeless, and with all the ups and downs in between (more ups than downs), I feel like I’ve come out as a stronger version of myself, ready to take the next step in my career in the media industry. And I know for sure this wouldn’t have been possible without the trainee scheme.
I’m really excited to see what the future holds for me. I still find change to be scary at times, but I know that the past two years has taught me that change is a positive and should be embraced.
I’ll be forever grateful to IJP, our amazing team and all of our clients. The impact of the company, as a social enterprise, really does change lives and I’m proof of that.