After gaining a degree in Economics, I decided I wanted to be a criminal defence solicitor, but have ended up on a completely different path after studying the GDL, followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Swansea University.
Studying two subject areas has given me a huge advantage in the job market and made me exceptionally employable, as I can combine my economics skills with legal knowledge.
After finishing my studies, I travelled to Western Australia and worked for the Iron Ore Mining industry, where I negotiated, drafted and disputed high end construction contracts, including an Iron Ore Mine in the Pilbara Desert valued at $10 Billion Dollars.
I moved back to London and worked for nationwide building services contractor TClarke, consulting on the finance and contracts for the 22 Bishopsgate project, formerly known as the Pinnacle; which will be the tallest skyscraper in the City.
I’ve just been bitten by the travelling bug again, and taken up a position in Fort St John, Canada, providing consulting on a new hydro-electric dam.
To say that taking the GDL was life-changing is an understatement. I’ve found my niche and it has opened some incredible doors for me around the world. It’s never too late to change your mind!