What was your favourite thing about school?
Probably the people! I was lucky enough to make friends at school that I have 10 years later. Wellfield has a real community feel that caters to this.
What was your post-16 choice once leaving Wellfield?
I went to Runshaw College to study A-Levels, then progressed to Lancaster University. I have since obtained a Masters Degree.
What was the biggest transitional issue you faced when you started college/work?
I felt that the great level of independence given to students at college was something I was a little unprepared for, so left to my own devices 'self study' often just became 'Lie-ins!' - which was a habit I had to get out of if I wanted to succeed in my studies.
How did school prepare you for the workforce and the real world?
Particularly in my later years at Wellfield, I developed a strong sense of self and became quite confident in my individuality. In adult life this is exactly what you need to make you stand out from the crowd and get you those job roles you really want.
What was your career pathway?
I left school and studied A levels at Runshaw College, followed by studying Law at Lancaster University. I then, in my infinite wisdom, undertook training to be a kitchen and bathroom designer for a year. I then joined the Civil Service, where I was transferred to the Government's Solicitors Office. Since taking up post there I have been promoted 4 times in 3 years and I am now a Senior Litigator - the youngest in the country! The Civil Service have also funded my Masters Degree in Civil Litigation.