I never really had an idea where I was going after sixth-form or even upper-school. I knew I was good with numbers and that I wanted something I would enjoy coming into work for but had no idea that that meant being an accountant.
I tried being a carpenter, applied for mechanic roles, did test shifts as an Architect and whilst I did well in them and was offered jobs, I never really felt right doing them. Eventually, I realised that my grandad on one side, and my great grandad on the other were both accountants and my mum suggested that I look into it too; I applied for every job on the government portal and crossed my fingers. When Gascoynes called me up I didn’t even know who was calling, I was just excited that I had been asked in for an interview.