Boss Your Future

An Interview with our Inspiring Boss Your Future Young Learners

Despite declaring that she is “a very hardworking and motivated person,” given that Lexi began our conversation by talking about the opportunity given to her by Signature Living, shows how important the Boss Your Future scheme is to young people who are ‘Neet’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

The Boss Your Future scheme is an incredible opportunity for young people labelled as ‘Neet’ and are also interested in a career in the hospitality industry.

A unique chance to gain experience and make connections; over the next 5 months, we’re going to be checking in on Lexi and the rest of the groups’ progress – which consists of aspiring hoteliers, philanthropists, restaurateurs and bar owners – and seeing how they develop over time.

Boss Your Future and the Group’s Aspirations

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Trying to pinpoint exactly what he wanted to achieve with the Boss Your Future programme Ben, despite revealing he had “bad” anxiety to the group – which took amazing courage to do so, it must be said, exclaimed:

“I wanted to do the Boss Your Future programme because I’ve had bad anxiety for quite a while; Signature Living is very out there, and I wanted to throw myself in the deep end and gain more confidence and experience.”

You know when talking to Ben who, like the rest of the group is ‘Neet,’ that he will flourish and prosper on the programme. Indeed, he also revealed that he would like to own his own bar one day, adding: “I hope to get the experience and confidence required for that here, at Signature Living.”

Another aspiring bar owner and restaurateur is Brandon who, despite being quite reserved, had no problem in describing his career aspirations and what he was looking forward to the most: “Food and beverage – mainly the kitchen,” said Brandon who, like Ben, is labelled as ‘Neet,’ before continuing: “I’m aiming to be a chef and own a bar or restaurant.”

I’m going to work my backside off to be successful” said Mia, the youngest member of the group who, in spite of sharing the ‘Neet’ label with Brandon, Lexi and Ben, shared none of their career aspirations: “I’m looking forward to working with the homeless and organising events.”

It’s clear to see that Mia and her co-workers are passionate about their future which, because of Signature Living and Lawrence Kenwright, they are now the boss of.

The Influence of Lawrence Kenwright and Signature Living

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What comes across so prominently as our conversation developed was just how motivated and single-minded this group is, although they did say that they were inspired by our chairman, Lawrence Kenwright.

Speaking for the group, Mia was not shy in pointing out our chairman’s impact on her thinking. “I’ve been expelled, so when Lawrence said when he was my age he was in a similar position to me, that’s what made me think: If he can do it, then I can.”

Lawrence is extremely passionate about creating both new and unique job opportunities in Liverpool, but he is also passionate about seeing these young adults succeed.

A Career with Signature Living

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Over the next 5 months, we’re going to be checking in on Lexi, Ben, Brandon, Mia and the rest of the group in what will be a monthly feature; tracking their progress, development, ups and downs.

If you think you’re ready to take that leap of faith just like these amazing young people did, then make sure you don’t miss any of our latest vacancies. And, why don’t you also check out what it’s like to work here, with us.

Make sure to check back to the blog soon to see how the Boss Your Future programme is developing and, to enquire further about our latest events, contact our friendly team on 0151 236 0166.

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5 Easy Tools to be Productive this September

Is September the second New Year? January is a herculean month, what with the post-Christmas slump, disastrous weather and almost no sunlight whatsoever: so, it’s no wonder so many people look for tools to be productive come September.

Maybe that’s why September is now seen as the ‘second New Year,’ the time when people decide to make positive changes in their lives, knowing they have the tools to be productive.

So, as the sun is still just about shinning, we thought we’d take a closer look at how to make September more productive.

Tools to be Productive: Get Saving

 

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With summer behind us and Christmas coming up, there’s no time like the present to get saving. Just like every routine ever, it takes time to change any bad habits and avoid them altogether.

Tools to be productive such as budget planners, calendars and diaries are a great way to help you manage your outgoings. Watch as your debts tumble like autumn leaves with these useful tools to be productive.

Top Tip: Start with the most important things and work backwards – budgeting as you go.

Tools to be Productive: Be More Positive

 

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Being positive and optimistic is an ideal foundation for making your life full and happy. Alas, if you’re happier you’ll be more productive.

Positive thinkers cope with stress more effectively. In fact, they are less subjected to stress in general. Tools to be more productive such as these let you be more focused and concentrated.

Importantly, optimistic people usually live happier and more productive lives.

Top Tip: Surround yourself with positive and confident people.

Tools to be Productive: Organise Your Space

 

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Interior design expert Bobby Derk says, “coming home to a tidy, pulled together space will help everything in your life feel the same way” – and we couldn’t agree more.

Whether you like it or not, the physical space in which you live has an important impact on how we think and feel. Your environment has a huge impact on your mind; therefore, keeping your space tidy, organised and clean is important and can boost your productivity.

Top Tip: Start with something simple like organising your books or sorting your wardrobe.

Tools to be Productive: Look for Inspiration

Instead of drudging through the gut of people making their way to work, headphones plugged in, every morning, why don’t you look around and plan the day ahead. Inspiration lurks around every corner.

When given the tools to be productive, the best employees will find inspiration much easier and be more effective in the process. Allow inspiration and innovation to inspire your performance.

Top Tip: Unplug. Sometimes your best ideas will come when you’re doing nothing.

Tools to be Productive: Find your 2 Peak Hours

 

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Some people are morning people, others are night owls. That said, the modern working environment doesn’t always accommodate that.

The best thing you can do is identify patterns and when you could engage in deep, uninterrupted work for longer periods of time. When you have identified your optimal working time, you’ll be guaranteed to be more productive.

Top Tip: Note down when your productivity peaks and organise your time accordingly.

A Career at Signature Living

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So, do you think you’ve got what it takes to work at Signature Living? We are always on the lookout for like-minded, productive people.

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our vacancies and, for more information, email us at careers@signatureliving.co.uk or check out our Facebook page.