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Meera, Jade and Beth

Meera, Jade and Beth

Name: Meera, Jade and Beth
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Worcester
Campaign: To raise awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can be of great benefit to young people who can use them to develop both personal and professional skills.


Despite this, it seems that not that many people know about them and there aren’t enough opportunities available.


Two of us are former apprentices and can vouch for the difference having completed an apprenticeship makes when it comes to moving forward in your career.


We want to encourage businesses in Worcestershire and the West Midlands to create apprenticeships, and young people to investigate the variety of options on offer to them.


With the help of Fixers, we’ll be making a film which tells the real-life stories of apprentices from our area, showing how they progressed through their apprenticeships into their career.


We then plan to hold an event, through work, to get people talking about apprenticeships and the benefits they can bring.

Here is a list of young people helping with this Fix:


Meera Murali

Jade King

Beth Connor

Beth Griffin

Charlee Harrington

Charlie Burton

Emily Hyde

Georgina Maisey

Hannah Astbury-Jones

Kirby Brewer

Lucas Owens

Sarah Wall

Scott Smith

Sean Penney


Sanctuary Group

Sanctuary is the UK’s leading provider of care, housing and community services.


The not-for-profit organisation is backing our campaign and working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people across the country address the issues they want to fix.


With over 94,000 units of accommodation across England and Scotland, Sanctuary believe that building strong communities and inspiring people to make a real difference is as important as providing them with a home.


Luisa Butera Creative Hair

Thank you to Luisa Butera, who allowed us to use her hair salon for filming and also connected us with one of the apprentices there, who appeared in our Fixers film.


Physical Graffiti

Thank you to the tatoo shop for allowing us to shoot scenes for our Fixers film.


March 2014

We screened our Fixers film at an event organised by Sanctuary Group. The feedback to our film was really positive! You can read some of these comments below:


Michelle Wood, Group Head of Learning and Development, Sanctuary Group

'Congratulations on that brilliant film!'


Kirstie Smith, St Richard's Hospice

'I thought the film was really good and definitely got the message across! It was great to show three different types of apprentices! I thought it was really informative.'


Cherry Shagan, Community Investment Projects and Publicity Officer, Sanctuary Group

'I thought the film was really effective as it showed the differenct experiences of apprentices, which is why we are here tonight.'


  Fixers Beth, Meera and Jade at the event


Stories about our event have featured in the Worcester News and the Tewkesbury Admag. Click on the titles to read the full articles.


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