Young people programmes Young people stories Katie's Story I left school at 16, and I thought I knew it all. I thought I can’t stand education, I’m going to go out and try and find work but it became quite depressing, that cycle of applying for jobs and getting turned down… Someone mentioned to me that the programme was coming to Reading, my twin sister went at first and then I joined her later – it was the best decision I ever made, it’s led me to where I am today. I’ve probably gone from this young person who knew it all, who didn’t care about authority to someone who takes pride in what they do and has grown up, going on this self-discovery journey. After leaving the programme I joined the Metropolitan Police. It’s all fun and games and then you go into the real world and then you have to put everything you’ve learned into practice. Ten Year Update After leaving the programme in 2014 I joined the Metropolitan Police. I have been serving the communities of London as a police officer for three years now and am currently a Police Constable for the Metropolitan Police Service. I am also in the process of studying for the National Investigators Exam, with the hope of becoming a Detective one day. My sister Laura who also attended Get on Track is also a Police Constable, she is with the Thames Valley Police. Laura has successfully completed her two year probationary period, and I’m really pleased that she has been officially been confirmed in post. The Trust is very inspiring and they’re very different to other charities. They’re not just giving you handouts, they’re equipping you for real life. The skills they have given me have allowed me to make those life choices and to get me through it.