Sam had recently moved to London and was looking for training courses when he found out about Street League. He had been unemployed for nearly a year, and having weighed up different options he decided to join Street League because he wanted to gain qualifications as well as receive support in finding a job.

Whilst on the Academy, Sam achieved the full set of qualifications on offer, as well gaining interview skills and employability tips. He also went with his Academy group to spend a day at the Sky studios where they learnt about broadcasting and the various roles are in the television industry, and got to shoot their own video.

Having always wanted to work in the hospitality industry, Street League staff help Sam apply for a work placement with Premier Inn. After a successful interview, Sam was offered the placement and has since gone on to gain a full-time role.

Speaking about why others should join the Street League Academy, Sam said: “I would highly recommend Street League for young people who want to get back into, or start work, and have a good time along the way. They'll back you 110% from day one. I’m now working for one of the biggest hotel chains so fingers crossed I can stay there and hopefully achieve my goal of one day opening my own hotel.”