Why did you choose North Kent College?
I had just moved to Gravesend and it was the closest college to where I was that did the course I wanted to do
What would you say were the best three things about studying at North Kent College?
Some excellent teachers with great knowledge and practical experience of their fields.
I was shown industry ideals. A variety of extra courses were laid on for us.
I had all of the career options within my choice of industry laid out for me.
If you studied for career purposes, how has North Kent College helped your career?
I studied to start my career so my course meant there were many more doors open to me within the beauty industry.
Where do you now work?
Kiehl's Since 1851 (part of L'oreal) Assistant Store Manager within the skincare/cosmetics sector
What has been your route getting to your current position?
I was at NKC studying Level 3 Beauty Therapy Electrical and working part time at Starbucks. Then I was headhunted for a part time position at Kiehl's alongside Starbucks and college. The August after college finished I was offered Assistant Store Manager in a variety of stores for Kiehl's.
Would you recommend studying at the college and why?
I would recommend studying at NKC as the tutors I had, had practical and real-life knowledge of the industry they were teaching in.
Describe your whole college experience and how it has enabled you to progress.
I really enjoyed being part of the Student Union at NKC and was very proud to lead them as Student Union President. Trevor Fox was a great mentor for me and the union and I was very proud of what we accomplished as a team. Going to NKC meant I could start my career in a sector I was interested in with real skills. I felt I left well equipped with the skills and knowledge I needed to start out in my chosen industry.