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.