Why applying to KIDS was the best decision of my life Kitty has been working for KIDS since she was 22, after ten years she now reflects on her journey with KIDS. “At the age of 22 I had just returned from a year of traveling the world. I had not done well at school and since leaving had never found that job that I thought I could do for more than a year. Upon my return I came across a government scheme that would support under 24 years old to learn new skills. This is when I found KIDS. A ten year placement became a career I undertook a six months placement as a fundraising assistant. I had always loved supporting charities but never actually thought it was a job you could get paid to do. I was excited thinking this would be a fun adventure for the six-month placement, then I would look for a ‘real job’. Little did I know that I would be entering my 10th year with KIDS this year after working my way through the ranks to now be the Senior Fundraiser. I look after three regions with my very own fundraising assistant, who herself has recently embarked on her journey within the charity sector. I look forward to coming to work I can honestly say, it was the best decision of my life. If I had not taken the placement, I would have no doubt that I would be spending my days waiting for the clock to hit five and hoping for each day to be closer to Friday! I look forward to coming to work each day: I like the variety that my role brings and just when you think you have seen it all, something new happens. When it comes to my colleagues and the young people, I have built many friendships over the years; it’s like coming home to a loving family. Working at KIDS really brings out the best in me. I truly believe that KIDS is an important part of our community and I am proud to be part of it.We are always looking for new people to join our team, experienced or not. If you have a passion to work within the charity sector and to make difference, I encourage you to apply. You never know, this might be you writing this journey with KIDS in ten years’ time! If you don’t apply you will never know…."