My colleague, Rob Robinson, one of our senior managers at BHT, received the following email on Friday. It was from someone Rob had worked with when he was our first Intern Co-ordinator.
“I have got what I wanted and now work at (the name of his employer). My ‘outstanding’ application was as a result of following the clear, concise guidelines provided by you early on.
“You believed in me enough to start me off at Phase One and I have not looked back.
“I am now approaching the end of my Counselling Diploma and should qualify in the Autumn.
“My journey is only just starting, but I will never forget the faith you had in me and the opportunities you put in my path. Thank you. I would love to buy you coffee sometime.”
The BHT Intern Programme is one of the very many things I am so proud of at BHT. It has brought about lasting change to the lives of so many people, helping them to get into employment.
Rob’s successor as Intern Co-ordinator, Murray Begg, had a message a while ago from one of his former interns who, at the age of 48, after a lifetime of addiction and homelessness, had received her first ever pay packet.
Does it get better than that?