After finishing my A-Levels, my original plan was to go to university and study to become a primary school teacher, but after a change of heart my plan came to a halt. I decided to apply for an apprenticeship and started working within an accounts team when I was 18, studying a Business Administration apprenticeship. I never expected accounting to be my chosen career path but after a year working as part of an accounts team, I realised how much I enjoyed it and that it is what I wanted to do. I started studying AAT when I was 20 and completed my Level 2 qualification at a local college, I then decided to study Level 3 as a distance learner with Accountancy Learning. I chose Accountancy Learning because the support and resources they provide seemed the best to suit my style of learning, and so far, I’m happy with my choice!
During the current circumstances, I am lucky to be working for a company which is carrying on with production – including producing fabrics for the NHS and the production of ‘snoods’ – meaning I haven’t been furloughed and we are very busy, especially the factory! The only difference for me is that I am now working from home, this took some time to adjust to but now I’ve developed a routine, I’m settled and used to the change. I’m really grateful to be kept busy during this time at work, and also continuing with my studies.