When did you attend Bethany?
What are you doing now?
I am a student at Sheffield Hallam University studying BSc Food Marketing Management. Having completed two years of University, I chose to do a 12-month placement. It happened to be with Marks & Spencer which is amazing! My role is Food Public Relations Assistant and I am enjoying it very much.
What is your favourite memory of life at Bethany?
My favourite memory at Bethany was results day, receiving incredible GCSE results. This really made me more confident and willing to continue with my A-levels.
Did you have a favourite subject/teacher?
This is a difficult question because I have more than one! But I have to say that Mrs Wood – who was my Food Technology teacher – is one of my favourites. She was incredibly supportive and really believed in me.
How did your experiences at Bethany help you in your career?
My experience at Bethany has really helped me prepare me for University and my career because I made so many contacts from my Food Technology coursework primary research. I did two valuable internships at Taywell and Rohkett during my gap year and at the end of my first year. Achieving amazing results has made me always want to push myself the extra mile. Bethany gave me many important responsibilities including being a Prefect.
What advice would you give a Bethany pupil looking to work in the same field as you?
I would advise them to keep their contacts with as many factories and retailers as possible which you have visited during school trips, so you could possibly do work experience with them. This will help you understand what you really enjoy doing. The experience of working at Rohkett has made me realise that this is the career I want to pursue.
What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
I came to Bethany at the end of Year 8 but I wish I came earlier in Year 7! I loved every moment of it! I was lucky because I was in a very supported environment, therefore, I wouldn’t go back and change a single minute of it.
What do you value most about being connected to Bethany School today?
I am not part of The Bethany Network but I have kept in contact with teachers. It is wonderful to feel supported by Bethany even though it has been four years since I left at the end of Sixth Form.