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25th January, 2022
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"I have been able to gain valuable skills I can use in my current role and for future careers" - Chloe's Story

Chloe Joined Real Ideas in October 2021 as part of a Kickstarter scheme, a 6-month placement programme which helps young people to gain experience and start their journey of employment. 

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25th January, 2022
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"It's great to work somewhere that really believes in your ability to succeed" - Cat's Story

Cat joined Real Ideas in January 2017 as a Marketing Intern delivering support to Talent Match, a project supporting young people in Cornwall to gain meaningful and lasting employment. "Working as an intern was a great way to get my foot in the door and start my career, I had previously worked in a marketing role but with little progression there so I was glad to find an organisation that could support me to learn new skills and develop" explained Cat.

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25th January, 2022
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"I’ve made years’ worth of progress in the space of 8 months!" - Avani's Story

Avani graduated from university in 2020 with a passion to combat the climate crisis, to be a voice for people who don’t feel heard and with bundles of enthusiasm waiting to be directed towards a goal. Yet Avani soon found herself on Universal Credit as she was unable to find work in the field she desired, despite having a few years of voluntary experience ranging in education, politics and science and conservation.

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7th April, 2021
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Bookbag: Helping people to rediscover a passion for reading

Bookbag was born out of a love of reading and a desire to boost positivity.  

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12th March, 2021
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George: Painting Creative Job Opportunities during Covid

A 22 year old from St Austell in Cornwall has kept himself both inspired and motivated throughout the recent COVID crisis, thanks to Game Changer and Real Ideas.

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2nd March, 2021
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The Wildings – A School with a Mission

This is social enterprise in action. This is the work that we support. 

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29th January, 2021
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C-Space case study: Say hello to Emma Gunn and her business, Trillium

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20th January, 2021
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Chameleon Gin - The tasty gin that changes colour right before your eyes.

Chameleon Gin is a unique pine and orange flavoured small batch Cornish craft gin. It comes with bio-degradable ‘pockets’ of infusion crammed with the finest dried orange botanicals.

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12th January, 2021
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A little creativity goes a long way - Meet Mindful Art Club

Mindful Art Club has been set up in Plymouth to encourage more people to look after their mental wellbeing.   

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22nd December, 2020
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Our work with young people

Real Ideas makes work and careers opportunities happen for 18-25 year olds

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18th December, 2020
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Kieran: On the front foot and future facing after tricky times

Kieran's achieved the nigh-on impossible: searching for, and finding, a job right in the middle of the COVID pandemic in Cornwall!

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15th December, 2020
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Heyl Bakery: a bakery with a difference

Heyl Bakery – Heyl is Cornish for estuary - will be the first 100% plant-based bakery in Plymouth combining both sourdough bread and vegan sweet bakes.

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23rd October, 2020
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Support for your Kickstart Placement

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16th October, 2020
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Guinevere: planting and growing her own future

Meet Guinevere Horroks. Guinevere is currently loving her voluntary role at Cornwall’s Eden Project. And she is on a mission to learn as much as she possibly can about plants and all aspects of gardening with the aim of finding a future job in the gardening world.

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16th October, 2020
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Cameron: Builder of his own destiny

Cameron Waller is reflecting on his first month ever in a full-time job working with the team at M&S in Truro.

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16th October, 2020
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Elle: Designer of her future success

Elle Heard is all set to sell her beautiful artwork including cards, prints and other items on Etsy, under her working name: Eleanor Louise Ashton. Elle’s talent lies in her taking inspiration from her travels and her home in Cornwall.

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16th October, 2020
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Marcus: coaching brilliance in others

Marcus spends four/five months of the year taking others on hikes, climbs, bike-rides, surfing and canoeing, amongst a raft of other activities. And he loves it!

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6th May, 2020
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A success story from Native Makers

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4th February, 2019
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Our Engine Room Journey

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