Morgan, 18 from Ibrox, Glasgow initially came along to Street League to accompany a friend and had low expectations of what she would get out of the program and has gone on to be one of Glasgow Street League’s biggest success stories!

She left school after 5th year with very little qualifications but gained a position as a Junior Hairdresser almost immediately. After working there for a period of time she decided that this career was not for her and left. She was told about Street League by a previous participant and so she went along with her friend. She was initially slightly skeptical as she had been on training programs before that she felt promised her jobs and qualifications but did not deliver this which had left her feeling disappointed.

However, she was pleasantly surprised and felt that she gained a lot from the Street League course. The coaches noticed that she was determined and dedicated to attending the program consistently despite having to care for her mother at the same time. She enjoyed the sporting element of the program despite not being into sport prior to this.

Morgan gained a work placement with Glasgow Housing Association working as an Environmental Operative for the Wheatley Group. She was initially unsure as this predominantly involved outdoor work but after learning the ropes she discovered she really loved it and went on to secure a modern apprenticeship at GHA with the Wheatley Group. Her prior work experience meant that when she started the MA she had a head start in terms of being familiar with the role which allowed her to assist other less knowledgeable participants.

Two years on Morgan is still happily working with GHA and is taking steps to secure a career out of the position when her MA finishes next Autumn. She said about her time on Street League: ‘I feel dead confident in my future now, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else now and would be happy to work here for the rest of my life. Street League helped me get this job and I wouldn’t be where I am just now if it wasn’t for the program.’