Student Success Stories

Discover the incredible journeys of our Mindless Academy alumni who have gone on to work for some incredible brands, become successful freelancers and set up their own successful businesses. and small, medium enterprises within our partner regions. Read their stories and be inspired to embark on your own path to success!  

Where Mindless Academy Alumni go next

Tomas wearing a black shirt and smiling

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

“I applied for the programme to gain some experience within digital communications and to build up a portfolio of published content!”

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

“I loved the opportunity to create written content about social + environmental issues, through the lens of Fred Perry, my dream brand. Each week, I explored a different issue and left with 4 published pieces of content!”

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

“Shortly after I completed the virtual work experience with Mindless Academy, I reached out to the recruitment team at Fred Perry via LinkedIn and presented my portfolio - they loved it! Fast forward to today, I'm working as part of the eCommerce team at none other than... you guessed it... Fred Perry!
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Sima wearing a pink Hijab and a hoodie

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

"I applied for the virtual work experience programme with a keen desire to enhance my skills and gain profound insights into developing a growth-oriented mindset. Throughout the experience, I endeavoured to identify and challenge my limiting beliefs while nurturing resilience. "

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

"I cherished the program's diverse experiences, diving into topics inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Crafting written pieces allowed me to express my interests, while learning new digital skills provided ongoing challenges and growth opportunities each week. "

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

"Currently, I am engaged in a three-month internship with two exceptional brands Pitch Lounge and My Guide Berlin where I am immersing myself in the realm of social media marketing. This experience not only allows me to deepen my understanding of this field but also provides an avenue for exploring new industries and opportunities for personal and professional growth. "
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Holy wearing a black suite and sitting at a table

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

“I felt very inspired after coming across Mindless Academy - this was my biggest motivation for applying!”

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

“I loved being able to research different social + environmental issues and one of the best things I experienced as a part of Mindless Academy was taking the time to step back and consider how our own habits effect everything around us”

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

“I now work as a Sales Operations Manager at Princes Limited! Corporate Social Responsibility is a huge part of my role, and I definitely become more aware and conscious as a result of my time with Mindless Academy”.
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Jamie in a black hoodie standing in front of a fence

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

"I applied for the virtual work experience with Mindless Academy to try and gain some clarity on what I wanted to do after graduating."

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

"I loved the ability to better understanding what my strengths are and really upskill in things like content creation, freelance writing and SEO (search engine optimisation. The mindset skills that I developed at Mindless Academy were also crucial in looking at how I approach my personal and professional life."

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

"I now work as a Product Manager at streetwear company, The Sole Supplier. I started off an SEO Executive and have worked my way up and around the company."
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Lauren wearing a light brown suite and smiling

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

"I applied for the virtual work experience programme as I really wanted to build up a published portfolio of work and boost my skills in all things content creation."

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

"My virtual work experience with Mindless Academy encouraged me to be attentive to small details, develop a strong knowledge of SEO and write in a manner that's both persuasive and engaging. My skills I gained there impressed my interviewers, who were pleased to hear me talk about my published pieces of content so passionately!"

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

"I've landed the role of Junior Copywriter for Matalan’s ecommerce team, which involves writing product descriptions on a wide range of items. My time at Mindless Academy really supported me in building up the skills required for this role!"
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Connie standing in front of a palm tree

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

"Mindless Academy really appealed to me as I want to have a career in Marketing so I thought this programme would really benefit me and I would pick up lots of useful skills that I can take with me in the real working world and it would also help me grow professionally. "

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole programme and feel it has developed lots of my skills, including content creation, publishing, editing, storytelling, search engine optimisation and copywriting. On top of this, I feel I have gained a new, confident and resilient mindset that will help me grow as a professional. "

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

"I’m currently completing a placement year as a Visual Merchandising Intern at L’Oréal! "
Explore project on the StoryLab blog
Lokesh sitting on a chair in front of a white BMW car

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?

“I was able to work on a variety of projects that allowed me to develop practical skills in digital marketing, content creation, and search engine optimisation.”

WHAT DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST

“I really appreciated the focus on learning and the whole array of digital skills that I accumulated throughout this experience. I feel that the skills and knowledge I gained during the internship will be valuable in my future career, and I am grateful for the experience!"

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW

"I’m currently completing a placement year as a Retail Performance and Communciations Assistant at the BMW Group!"
Explore project on the StoryLab blog

What our Students say

Find out what our students love about their time with Mindless Academy!
Abimbola
Software Engineering | University of Bedfordshire
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I applied for the virtual work experience with Mindless Academy because the content creation and digital skills aspect were a huge appeal. I just wanted to learn something new and the programme delivered – I've learned so much!
Zainab
Biomedical Sciences | Nottingham Trent University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I saw the amazing things that Mindless Academy’s virtual work experience had to offer and thought it would be a really fun and genuinely useful opportunity! Mindless Academy just seems like such a nice space and community, above and beyond gaining work experience.
Amina
Photography | Leeds Arts University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I really wanted to build up my confidence and develop my critical thinking. The content creation, linked to social and environmental issues seemed like great fun! I also loved the fact that the programme was online and therefore super flexible!
Armaan
Animation | University of Bedfordshire
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I applied for this experience with the goal to enrich my skills and learn what’s important in the digital space and in workplaces in general. I also really liked the LinkedIn aspect of this programme which was a great add on!
Ashanti
History | York St John University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I applied for Mindless Academy’s virtual work experience as a part of one of my modules. I really liked the combination of Mindset, Skills + Experience and the overall online delivery, with the mix of on-demand and live content.
Carmen
Music | York St John University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I really wanted to go above and beyond my comfort zone and so the Mindless Academy virtual work experience really stood out to me. I wanted to see if I could apply my experience within Music to a different area and learn new skills along the way!
Freya
Psychology with Criminology | Nottingham Trent University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I applied for the Mindless Academy virtual work experience as a part of my Applied Professional Development module as a part of my degree. I really wanted to take this opportunity to re-educate myself on mindset, and also gain a lot of new digital communication skills! I also really liked the idea of writing about topics I feel really passionate about.
Johanna
Biomedical science | Nottingham Trent University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I wanted to join Mindless Academy's virtual work experience programme as it’s completely different to my area of study. I wanted to build up my LinkedIn knowledge and acquire a whole array of new skills that can adapted to any role I may want to explore in the future.
Joshua
Business Information Systems | University of Bedfordshire
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I applied for the programme to build up my work-like experience hours for my university module. I wanted to try something new and apply my skills in a different way!
Olamide
Business Analytics and Consultancy | University of Hertfordshire
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I wanted to apply for this programme to take the opportunity to develop my confidence and self-esteem and be who I identify as authentically and Mindless Academy offered this along with the chance to build up so many knew digital skills. The link to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals also really interested me!
Olivia
Business Management with Marketing | Leeds Beckett University
WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THE PROGRAMME?
I wanted to take part in this programme to really build up my knowledge around Mindset, Skills + Experience. The mindset aspect of the programme really appealed to me and I wanted to take this opportunity to transorm both personally and professionally.

We have Students from all Disciplines

Why Business School Students Apply for our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Alice McGory
Management + Human Resources
"Mindless Academy is an organisation I greatly admire. Their constant drive to bright to light pressing social + environmental issues makes their virtual work experience something I'd love to be involved in! I believe it will greatly increase my future prospects!"
Pitchaya Korbariyajit
Business + Marketing
"The opportunity to grow both personally and professionally throughout this virtual work experience programme makes it something I can't say no to! Taking part in this programme will have a significant impact on my learning and next steps"
Ryan Denham
Marketing
"I believe the mindless academy has the best application to the real world as it will help me develop professionally compared to other experiences out there. The benefits you receive from the Mindless academy will also help me get ahead in my future!"

Why Arts Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Nadya Girendrouheru
Illustration
“I want to take part in Mindless Academy’s virtual work experience programme as I’d love the opportunity to expand my skills as an Illustrator. I want to grow and live my dream of becoming a professional Illustrator and I believe Mindless can push me in the right direction!”
Chris Aschmann
Creative Advertising
"The well-rounded curriculum focusing on your core pillars; Mindset, Skills, and Experience, sound like an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. The skills you teach seem very relevant to me and I’d love to be a part of this experience!”
Ella Sewell
Graphic Design
“I would love to take part in this programme as I firmly feel like it’s offering me a chance to fill a rather large gap that currently sits on my CV. I know that through Mindless Academy, I’ll gain the confidence I need to get myself and my work out there!”

Why Humanities Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Amelia Sutcliffe
English Literature
“This experience would give me the opportunity to build a portfolio in line with my field of study. I’d like to develop my confidence and self-belief and this programme gives me the chance to do that while gaining valuable digital skills and experience”
Sophie Clark
Film and Media
“I’m very eager to join this programme as I believe it will give me the experience I need to finally be successful in my graduate job search. It sounds very exciting, and it seems like the skills and knowledge I’ll gain will be simply invaluable to me and my future!”
Lillie Berridge
History and Politics
“I love that as a result of this programme, I’d leave with published content around social + environmental issues. This aligns with my personal values and future career goals. This experience is so closely aligned with where I want to be, I’d love to take part!”

Why Social Sciences Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Linzi Mincher
Criminology
“I’d love to join this virtual work experience as I believe it could be beneficial in developing my digital skills. This is a particular skill set I feel that I have been lacking and so would appreciate the opportunity to gain practical experience!”
Catriona Dunnett
Psychology
“Mindless Academy's focus on providing valuable industry experience aligns perfectly with my aspirations. I am excited about the prospect of participating in content creation projects centered around important social and environmental issues!”
Jasmine Wallis
Sociology
"I would like to feel more confident in my communication skills, which is why I believe this programme is perfect for me! I’m also really interested in the mindset coaching, with a particular focus on improving my self-belief and emotional intelligence"

Why Engineering Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Lina Mariam
Software Engineering
"I’m confident that Mindless Academy will provide me with the ideal environment and valuable skills to empower myself as a POC woman in the modern-day workspace and make a meaningful impact on my own professional development.”
Ecaterina Pudovchin
Automotive Engineering
“I would like to be part of this programme to learn something new and accumulate knowledge to build my confidence and strength as a person. I am ready to boost my mindset, learn valuable skills and gain valuable virtual work experience.”
Harshith Chandru
Mechanical Engineering
"I am interested in the ways this internship can help me grow personally and professionally. I am excited to hone digital skills, gain practical applied experience and get the chance to see some glimpses into my future career path!”

Why Education Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Stewart Gallacher
Primary Education
“This opportunity would allow me to grow both personally and professionally, enhancing the skills that I already have whilst giving me the opportunity to learn new skills and build my confidence along the way!”
Sophie Freeman
Childhood Learning + Development
"Even though I’m studying childhood learning and development; I’d love to explore the world of digital marketing and social media which is why I believe this programme will be so beneficial for me as I explore where I want to go next!”
Charlotte Straker
Education with Psychology
"I am always searching for ways to improve and grow as a person and a student, and this course seems like the perfect opportunity for me to do just that. I hope this will help me build further confidence, resilience, and emotional intelligence!”

Why Medicine Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Johanna Olaniyi
Biomedical Science
“I wanted to join Mindless Academy's virtual work experience programme as it’s completely different to my area of study. I wanted to build up my LinkedIn knowledge and acquire a whole array of new skills that can adapted to any role I may want to explore in the future.”
Muhmina Shams
Biomedical Science
“While living in a time of intense technological growth, the need for digital skills has never been more important. I want to take every opportunity to build my skill set, and I am certain this programme will assist me to do this and implement these skills into my future.”
Ann Varkey
Biological Sciences
“I would love to use this opportunity to develop my skills, CV and depth as to what I can offer to potential employers. I believe this course would help push me to take on more challenges as an individual, and widen my understanding of the job market!”

Why Law Students Apply to our Programme

Our programmes equip these students with essential digital communication skills required to enter and thrive in any business, confidently and professionally.
Rosie McKenna
Law
“I want to take part in Mindless Academy’s virtual work experience because I am a graduate who is currently looking to gain some experience and skills for entering the job market and I feel this would be the ideal opportunity to do so in a meaningful and valuable way”
Linzi Mincher
Law
“I would like to join this virtual work experience programme as I believe it could be beneficial in developing my digital skills. This is a particular skill set I feel that I have been lacking and so would appreciate the opportunity to gain practical experience.”
Tahamina Islam
Law with Criminology
"I love Mindless Academy’s three core pillars, Mindset, Skills and Experience, that are essential for any career progression. I’m really excited at the prospect of boosting my emotional intelligence as this is so essential for my dream role as a probation officer.”
Community + connection

A growing
global community

We know that building career confidence is more than just acquiring skills and knowledge; it's about connection. That's why at Mindless Academy, to complement our virtual work experiences, we've cultivated a community of driven, lifelong learners, all on a mission to become the best versions of themselves.

Through this vibrant community, we host live events focusing on Mindset, Skills, and Experience, bringing people together to learn and grow. These events are delivered in collaboration with industry experts, innovative brands, leaders, and students and graduates alike!

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