The First of Many

We have some sick news here at Haardvark! The first job opportunity has been created and we’re buzzing. A 17-year-old apprentice named Fin has hopped straight into the Haardvark team and he’s absolutely smashing it!

Fin attended Cardinal Allen Catholic High School and finished last year. The first time we came into contact with Fin was back in 2015 when he came into 2am for a week of work experience. Then, when he was leaving school, Pete chased him up because he saw the perfect opportunity to get him on board with the Haardvark Initiative.

After a few months of showing Fin the tricks of the trade, he’s now managing Haardvark’s social media accounts, taking control of all the stock and he’s in full swing with the Haardvark School’s Programme Initiative.

When we asked Fin how the Haardvark Initiative had helped him, he said: “The whole idea of Haardvark and the ethos behind it has helped me massively in terms of my career. When I was coming up to leaving school, I had no clue about what I wanted to do—just like most kids.

“I knew I wanted an apprenticeship but I didn’t know which line of work I wanted to be in. Then after Pete approached me and introduced me to the whole idea of Haardvark, I became very interested in the project.

“Now I’m working within the digital marketing trade and I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else. Without Haardvark, I wouldn’t have a clue as to what I wanted to do in the future but now it’s crystal clear.”