We are super excited to introduce Rosina, our new Kickstart apprentice who will be working in our Support Work and Helpline/Live Chat teams.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit. The scheme allows young people to gain skills and experience in a field they are interested in and the Government pays 100% of National Minimum Wage (or National Living Wage depending on age) for 25 hours for a total of 6 months.
We asked Rosina a few questions to get to know her better……

Why did you get involved with the Kickstart Scheme with SARSAS?

I’ve been wanting to break into the charity sector with a focus on women and minority-based/prevalent issues for several years and this has come at the perfect time. I am passionate about women’s rights and wish to learn/aid in delivering support to women outside of the home, inclusive of domestic issues.

What do you do in the ‘other’ parts of your life?

I volunteer for a local food club, assisting in teaching children and families how to sow/grow/harvest/store and prepare fresh food, in addition to running a hummus stand in Bath on the weekend. I also rollerskate, play the saxophone and dance when I can.

What is your favourite book/podcast/boxset? 

My favourite books of the moment are Afropean by Johny Pitts, 21 Lessons by Yuval Noah Harari and podcasts by Sam Harris. 

Can you tell me one thing you are finding positive/negative about lockdown? 

Positive – the chance to explore more outdoor areas and get creative with walks.

Negative – irritating my neighbours with my sax practise as they work from home. Sorry folks! 

What one message would you want to share with people impacted by rape and sexual abuse?

That it is never too late to tell someone about your experience, and seek the healing you deserve. You’re so brave for even considering it and should never be ashamed to speak out, there is someone who cares and believes you. 

What is the first thing you want to do when lock down ends?

Attend a live music event….and dance like my life depends on it!

Thank you Rosina and welcome to the team!