My name is James Carew, I’m 22 and I graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Mathematics from Swansea University in 2017. Since graduating I’ve returned home to Pembrokeshire and have secured a position as a Business Analysist with Puffin Produce Ltd. Puffin Produce is Wales’ largest supplier of Welsh produce. We supply a wide variety of potatoes and seasonal vegetables to major supermarkets and wholesalers. Alongside my day to day duties I am undertaking further study to become an ACCA Qualified Accountant.
My role is challenging although very rewarding, my superiors and work colleagues are supportive and friendly, making my work life really enjoyable. I am confident that the skills learned during my time at Swansea studying maths gives me the confidence and capability to work with large amounts of numbers and data, something which my current job role requires.
The academic support I received during my three years of study was excellent. Whilst the course was extremely challenging, requiring large amounts of independent work and study, the guidance and expertise offered by the lecturers both during and outside lectures made the transition from school to university seamless. Maths is certainly full on! Although saying this you’ll suddenly find yourselves working at a much higher level without realising it, this is due to the time and dedication the academic staff invest in your learning.