Prior to my journey with Morgan Hunt, I was stuck in a job that left me feeling unmotivated, tired and with no meaning to get out of bed daily. I decided to change things up and jump in to a completely different field with zero professional experience. I transferred my love for helping people into volunteering in soup kitchens on London streets. I took an immediate liking to this work. I knew I wanted to pursue it further but I was unsure how to kick-start a career supporting those in need, specifically those rough-sleepers.
With no previous work experience - only my brief volunteering, I found Morgan Hunt out of chance whilst searching for reputable employment agencies hiring in the social sector. I was lucky enough to be connected with Ben who mentored me and took the time to sit down with me, go over my CV and have an open and honest conversation about possible job opportunities based on my current experience. I was open to most of Ben's suggestions whilst seeking a foundation to start my career in the social sector. I trusted Ben who displayed a deep understanding of industry knowledge and experience.
Soon after, I was offered and agreed to my first placement - a 3 month placement working as a duty worker for a Tenancy Sustainment Team for St Mungo’s. This placement gave me the best possible insight and overview of the homeless sector, without throwing me in at the deep end. I was able to work alongside a variety of passionate team members with different backgrounds and extensive experience. Morgan Hunt continued to check in on me whilst I undertook my placements to make sure I was as at ease and to offer continued support where necessary. I did not at one stage feel forgotten about and communication was maintained throughout the whole process. My first placement went so positively I was offered an extension. This gave me and Ben enough time to arrange my second placement, which was confirmed soon after
My second placement commenced working as a Street Outreach Worker for St Mungo’s. I swiftly began in the fast paced role. This placement allowed me to be at the forefront of rough sleeping, as a first response worker supporting some of the most vulnerable and in need people on London’s streets. It was only two months in to the placement that I realised this role suited me undoubtedly and I soon applied through St Mungo’s for a permanent position.
Since becoming a full-time employee for St Mungo’s, I have been lucky enough to be granted the role as Women’s Lead and have been able to specialise in my current role through gaining internal & external trainings to help me grow both professionally and in my personal life. I have commenced studies in psychoanalysis outside of my working career, which I do not believe I would have committed to with out the journey I have experienced through the help of Morgan Hunt.
I do not doubt that if things had been different and I had remained with Morgan Hunt I would have continued to reap the rewards of further placements and industry experience. I will always consider Morgan Hunt as my first option if I choose to change roles in my career. Thank you Ben and the team at Morgan Hunt for giving fulfilment in my current professional and personal life.