Whether you’re going to apply to university this Autumn or are just choosing your GCSE options, it’s never too early to start thinking about your career. The Day has interviewed five young people who are thriving in their different paths. We get a fascinating insight into their day-to-day working lives, and find out what it takes to build your dream career.
The bank manager: ‘Believe in yourself’
What does it take to work in banking? Selina Vernon wasn’t sure what to do when she left school with few GCSEs. Today, she is managing her own bank branch and “loving every minute of it”.
The lawyer: ‘Get all the experience you can’
What does it take to be a lawyer? Claire Leadbeatter is a trainee solicitor at one of the UK’s top law firms. She doesn’t think she’d be where she is today without her teenage summer jobs.
The doctor: ‘People get better before your eyes’
What does it take to be a doctor? Dr Abhishek Shetye is training in a hospital. It’s hard work, but there’s nothing more rewarding than getting very sick patients back on their feet.
The writer: ‘Rejection sets you on the path’
What does it take to work in the media? Lollie King is a writer and TV presenter. Whether she’s hosting a radio show or interviewing celebrities on the red carpet, every day is different.
The scientist: ‘Just keep working on it’
What does it take to be a scientist? In part one of our new ‘Careers’ series, research engineer Hollie Wright tells The Day about her life in the lab and how she achieved a childhood dream.