Sam McCarthy, Careers Adviser/Personal Tutor, Leyton Sixth Form College

“City Year has worked with many Leyton Sixth Form College students since it set up in London. They have given young people the chance to develop, think about their futures and make more informed decisions in their lives. Young people are given an active role to play in achieving their chosen career and through vital work experience. I feel that City Year develops positive young people for the world of work and does remove some barriers for young people working for different organisations.  There is a need for organisations that help young people to develop as mentors in their local communities and to work for reputable organisations. What better activity to take part in for a year before starting university or employment.”