Paul was referred to ProjectScotland after he finished his college course but wanted some support with his next steps. Paul was able to build up his skills with the support of his mentor, Ally. Over time, Paul volunteered with St. Columbas and Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts.
Talking to Ally helped Paul to focus on his future, thinking about the kind of work he would like to do and work towards some goals. Ally supported Paul with interview skills and gave him guidance on how to go about applying for jobs. Volunteering helped Paul to gain confidence as well as work experience, and he has now been accepted onto an internship with Project Search. Congratulations Paul!
When we asked Paul what the best part of having a mentor was, he told us; “Having Ally to talk to cheered me up. I liked having someone to talk to about my future and give me feedback.” Paul said he would recommend mentoring to any young people looking for some support to get on in life.