James Bray is 22 years old from Greenwich. James participated in Diageo Learning for Life in September 2017. James had struggled to find work and had an interest in Cocktails and Bar service but no experience in the hospitality industry. James’ confidence grew during the course and he was placed at The Lancaster Hotel, working in the Food and Beverage team on the breakfast shift. This was the opposite of what he wanted but he took it to gain experience, and after approximately 7 months was interviewed at The Ivy for a Barback role, where he has been working since April 2018.