Jane Findlay, Careers Adviser, Solihull College

“City Year provides a unique opportunity for young people to give back to the community whilst learning and developing themselves at the same time. I was amazed at the transformation of one of our students, who having left the college to join City Year, came back to attend our Careers Fair. The experience he had gained in just a few months had given him the confidence and communication skills to speak to our students effectively. Whatever he chooses to do after his year with you, he will have gained a strong set of transferable skills, which any employer would want.”