An essential network to find new opportunities
Though everything discussed within the group is confidential, one member, TK (not their real name), has given their permission to share a story about just how essential the Common People community has been to them.
TK turned to the group for advice after their request for flexible working was denied by their employer as they returned from maternity leave. “The group very quickly rallied round to offer support, and even found TK new [work] opportunities,” says Tom. “Within a month, they were in a new child-friendly role.”
This is just one example of the many opportunities the community has – and continues – to provide working-class creatives. “Every time something like that happens and people offer advice and encouragement, I think it makes us all proud to be a part of Common People,” says Tom.