I started my working career as an apprentice hairdresser with a company in Bath. As an apprentice I learned my trade with the salon and college. I worked within the industry for a few years after qualifying and then went on to work within retail. My customer experience that I gained from hairdressing and working with the public gave me a good knowledge serving the customer and I became the manager for the store. Working in retail does not give you the prospects to further my career that I wanted, so I joined the Ministry of Defence which invest in its staff and empowers them to move forward in their career in different roles. I have worked in various departments and I am now working with the Engineering apprentice team,where I feel I have done full circle. Helping to develop and encourage the engineers of tomorrow.