Sarah Jane Latchford
After High School in Scotland I went to University in London for my first year studying forensic science with criminology. I then transferred back up to Scotland for my final years where I achieved BSc Forensic Science. I have had a wide variety of jobs from retail management, van driving, lab technician and owning my own cleaning business since graduating. I currently work as a coach driver for Olympia travel. I have learned that if you do want to run your own business it must be something that you have a passion for. Find a career that you have a passion for -and don’t worry if you’ve not figured out what that is yet! Don’t make choices based on what your friends choose to do. Furthering your education whether that is college, university, an apprenticeship is a great way to increase employability.
Leah Sumner - Third year student learning disabilities nurse at Edge Hill University.
I have enjoyed a career working with children with learning disabilities and autism. I have worked in various settings such as residential homes, schools working both in France and the UK whilst working for the children’s learning disability nursing service. The skills most required for nursing include communication, interpersonal skills and leadership skills. My tip for pupils considering nursing would be to look outside the traditional roles within healthcare and don’t be afraid to try something different.