Growing up I was presented with few opportunities and I left school with very little. I knew I wanted a career that would mean I could make a difference and at 17 I joined the RAF. Before I knew it I was marching in full Military attire with a rifle nearly as big as me whilst learning to be a Logistics Supplier. Throughout my career I have dedicated myself to the development of others, helping them to realise their full potential. I qualified as a recruiter and, through work with charity organisations, I have assisted homeless citizens change their life. This enabled them to find a well-deserved career in the forces. Witnessing applicants with little confidence blossom at their graduation was extremely emotional and satisfying. Qualifying as a Defence Trainer I spent several years developing and mentoring the future custodians of my trade. Privileged to be selected as a Trade Advocate, I have the additional responsibility of engaging with Education Establishments inspiring young people irrespective of their chosen career path. Completing valuable training outside of my RAF commitment has enabled me to work voluntarily for organisations such as Inspiring the Future, Princes Trust, SSAFA and STEM. I use my strong values to support the development and wellbeing of others, helping them with the additional stresses that come with Military life. It’s imperative to be as supportive and understanding as possible. I invest a further part of my life to my amazing family and am actively involved in Animal rescue.