Class of 2010
After leaving Sixth Form and my wonderful role of Head Boy behind me, I deferred my place at the University of Sheffield to study Zoology. During my year out I travelled from Cairo to Cape Town over 5 months. This gave me some incredible life experiences from going to hospital in Sudan to seeing wild mountain gorillas in Rwanda. During my degree I was lucky enough to go on a field course in Borneo and now that I have graduated, I am in the process of moving abroad to pursue a life combining my two passions, conservation and photography.
Following sixth form, I was involved in a steel manufacturing business; prior to completion of a Business Management with Marketing degree at the University of Cumbria.
Having achieved a 2:1 classification, I now work as Commercial Graduate Trainee at AB Mauri UK & Ireland. The business specializes in the manufacture and supply of bakery ingredients throughout Europe and in fact, across the globe. Currently, I split a lot of my time between our Northampton and Corby offices and am shadowing each and every department.
With hard work and effort, KHS Sixth Form enabled me to achieve these things. It can create the same opportunities for you, too.
After studying Maths, Physics and Drama in 6th form at Kineton High School, I am now working as a Freelance Lighting Technician in a number of theatres. I am also Technical Manager for 5 venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In between this I also teach Stage Lighting design/Practice, along with a number of other units at Stratford upon Avon College.
After leaving school I went on to study Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so many great skills which will hopefully be of use in the future. While studying at Trent I was heavily involved in Fly FM, the most successful student radio station in the UK, and was lucky enough to serve as Station Manager during my final year at University.
Having graduated in the summer of 2014, I’ve just moved to Bournemouth to become the Communications Coordinator at Bournemouth University Students Union, where I’ll be responsible for shaping their internal and external media output, as well as managing their student radio station and magazine.
In the last few years I have also been lucky enough to work at several brilliant sporting events. I was the youngest reporter at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while I also worked as a journalist at the Rowing and Rugby League World Cups.
The 7 years I spent at Kineton were the best years of my life. With the help of the amazing teachers I had I achieved brilliant a level results and went on to gain NVQs in childcare. I now have my dream job and am loving being a private nanny!’
After finishing sixth form, I deferred my Tourism Management degree at Sheffield Hallam University and took a gap year to Kenya, where for 4 months I worked as an assistant manager in a high end safari camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. I then came back to the UK, saved some money, and got offered my job back in Kenya for the next summer before starting university and decided to go travelling around the eastern cape of South Africa.
I have now finished my first year and just come back from spending the summer running a beach restaurant in Borneo, Malaysia, and hope next year to spend a year in the US working in the Tourism industry.
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