Rebecca has always had a passion for helping people – which is exactly what led to her working in recruitment.
That same passion led her to volunteer on the Future Frontiers career coaching programme.
As a result, she has seen an improvement in her own skills – and has been given additional responsibility in her company.
Written by Rebecca Mawer, Future Frontiers volunteer coach
Why I wanted to work with Future Frontiers…
I’ve always felt confident about myself and driven to be successful, while always wanting to help people too. These qualities are what led me into recruitment. It gives me so many opportunities to get out, meet people and develop relationships. Best of all, I’m helping people into work.
I therefore jumped at the chance to work with Future Frontiers. Because when the offer got shared around our office, I saw straight away the opportunities it gave me to grow and bring others with me.
What I gained from working with Future Frontiers…
"Seeing our relationship develop was so rewarding. By the end of our coaching sessions with Future Frontiers, she saw me as someone she could trust."
To begin with, one of the girls I coached was very shy. Often no more than one-word answers. It was very clear that she didn’t have any faith in herself – nor the knowledge to understand any of the options for where she could go.
But over time and thanks to the support from Future Frontiers, we developed a relationship and she began to open up to me. She started telling me about her weekend and family – as well as the skills she had and what she wanted to do. That meant that I could talk to her more about the variety of paths that she could take.
Seeing our relationship develop was so rewarding. By the end of our coaching sessions with Future Frontiers, she saw me as someone she could trust, who had her best intentions at heart. At one point, she complemented the fact that I’d had my eyelashes done. It doesn’t sound like much, but she wouldn’t have said that at all when we first met. The growth was amazing.
How working with Future Frontiers has impacted my career...
The experience of working with the pupils through Future Frontiers has led to me working a lot harder at Cobalt Recruitment. It’s made me more grateful for where I am.
"I’ve gained new skills and felt the rewards of seeing my impact and expertise effect someone else. It’s all been huge for me."
Moreover, I’ve been able develop my ability to manage and coach people – owing much to the insights I gained from coaching the young people with Future Frontiers. That’s because I was reminded that not everyone has the same confidence and drive as me.
At Cobalt Recruitment, I’ve been trusted to show the new starters how to develop their own video and social media content. Because I have a much better ability to understand different audiences. All because I had the chance to work with Future Frontiers.
Indeed, thanks to Future Frontiers, I’ve gained new skills and felt the rewards of seeing my impact and expertise effect someone else. It’s all been huge for me.