Connor Rogerson, YMCA Humber
Connor was a resident at YMCA Humber’s Foyer Project from October 2017 to March 2019 and is currently studying BTEC Business with Finance and Media at Franklin college in Grimsby.
Connor showed a keen interest in completing his work experience within the finance office at YMCA Humber and although this was a first, they felt enthused that Connor had approached them and was delighted to offer him the opportunity. Connor has now been volunteering with the finance team for over a year and have seen him grow in confidence.
Connor has now moved on into his own flat and is living independently. Despite not living with YMCA anymore, every Thursday on his day off from college Connor takes to his desk in the commercial office. This really does show Connor’s dedication to the role.
In Connor’s own words, “Before I started volunteering for YMCA Humber, I struggled with social and communication skills and found the thought of working in a small team daunting”.
“I now feel the improved social and communication skills have boosted my confidence and I am ready to move forward in my chosen career of accountancy”.
Connor has learnt a range of new skills including producing sales invoices, data entry onto Sage 200 software, producing excel spreadsheets with financial information, money handling and working within a busy environment.
Staff within the financial team have seen Connor grow into a confident individual and become a vital member of the team. Connor has a great future and a strong work ethic. All at YMCA Humber are proud of Connor and are delighted to nominate him for a Youth Matters award.