Marie-Eve recently came to us as she wanted help to fill gaps in her education. During her time in high school, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s – which caused her to completely miss a year of learning.

Because of her condition, she found it very difficult to understand peoples’ actions and social norms. Marie-Eve also suffered from depression, but she wanted to move on and gain skills in an industry she loved.

She wanted to have lots of opportunities to put her skills into practice and build her confidence, and work experience was the perfect way to do just that. As she had an interest in science and history, we helped to get her voluntary work at the Manchester Museum.

Speaking of her placement, Marie-Eve said: “I love the work at the museum – it really is in my area of interest.”

As well as thriving in her placement, Marie-Eve is also doing her GCSE English with us to further improve her chances of employment in the future.

Her English Tutor, Fanchae Rustigini, said: “Marie-Eve has a strong passion towards palaeontology and I'm so pleased she'll be able to pursue her passion further through her work experience at the museum - she'll even be meeting the head of palaeontology."

Thanks to the skills and experience she’s gained since she started working with us, Marie-Eve is feeling optimistic about what the future holds. She said: “I feel like I’m on my way to achieving my goals at last. The Growth Company can help you get back the opportunities that you missed.”

We’re sure a bright future in palaeontology awaits her, and we wish her all the best.