Jadwiga came to the UK from Poland in 2010. She soon found employment as a warehouse worker, a job she did for the first year and a half, combining it with a part-time teaching position at a Polish school.
She was then able to move on to office work, temping for a leading international infrastructure company as an office administrator. Following this, she worked in the probation sector as part of a learning and development team, coordinating training for probation officers.
Jadwiga is currently working as a personal development coordinator for an organisation that helps individuals struggling with homelessness, offending, substance misuse and mental health problems. In her role, she works in a team to support people, coordinating projects and referring those in need to the services and resources that can help them.
While she credits this job as her dream job, Jadwiga would also like to explore her creative side and is currently furthering her skills as a photographer, hoping that one day she will be able to combine her passion for helping people with her passion for photography.