Meet Some of the Faces Behind Futures

24th May, 2021 Read time: Two minutes

Scroll to find fun facts you might not hear about in your advice appointment! You never know, you might have more in common with our people than you think.

We’re probably a bit biased but we think everyone who works at Futures for You is just great and we love to show them off. 

We've been doing what we do for over 25 years. Over that time, our Futures family have gained a combined total of 2,844 years' experience helping people and businesses across the East Midlands and East of England to reach their full potential!


Meet Julie

Julie's an Adviser in Lincoln, she works with adults, helps them into work - and makes sure they're happy there!

Some fun facts about Julie we think you want to know:

  • Her first job was in advertising 
  • She was interviewed on MTV in the 90s after being in Metallica’s snake pit (how cool is Julie!!!!!)
  • She loves Treacle Tamarind Fries  
  • Her favourite part of the job is helping people realise that more often than not, they already have the skills they need for the job they want 

Meet Leon

Leon works with young offenders and people at risk of becoming offenders in Nottingham. He helps young people engage with work and learning productively and supports them to overcome barriers

Some fun facts about Leon we think you need to know:

  • His first job was a paper round
  • He's been on you've Been Framed! (We'd love to see that!)
  • His favourite food is Thai food
  • His favourite part of the job is helping people to achieve their goals

Meet Laura


Laura is a Senior Careers adviser in our Norfolk and Suffolk team. Her role involves talking to and advising customers through one-to-one support as well as managing relationships with her team members, senior staff and stakeholders.

Some fun facts about Laura we think you need to know:

  • Her first job was as a showroom assistant at a jewellery manufacturer.
  • Laura used to have a pet African Pygmy hedgehog, who would get out of her cage at night and run around until sunrise, when she’d get back under her blanket to sleep the day away! (Living the dream!)
  • Laura hates most green foods.
  • Laura’s favourite part of her job is “All of it! My role involves working with customers, but I also get to liaise with stakeholders, create content, support the team and keep an eye on quality.”

When you’ve seen what our Advisers do for others, you can benefit from local job support to see an Adviser to help you into work or change career.

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