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Persevering

Keeping at it and trying different pathways can help get you where you want to go.

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Mandy
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Former Tornado GR4 Pilot
"Don't be fearful of failing. I’ve failed many times throughout my entire career and actually we learn through failing." Joining the RAF Air Cadets and then her University Air Squadron set Mandy on the path to becoming a pilot. At the end of her RAF service, she retrained as an airline pilot before opting for a complete career change. She now works as a motivational speaker.
Ben
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Consultant Child Psychiatrist

“Don’t always worry about failing exams, you can always go back.” Ben has sat a lot of exams in his career but hasn’t always passed the first time around.

Mike
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School Nurse

At 24, Mike went back to college to get his GCSEs and then continued his studies. Several years later, he got where he wanted to be.

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Writer, Director and Cameraman

After leaving film school, Dishad realised he still had a long way to go.

Lizzi Hosking
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Celebrity Director

Lizzi faced received many rejections before getting a break, “The people who are rejecting you don’t know your skills…so I think you have to just keep on.”

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Commercial Lawyer

After applying unsuccessfully to 300-500 law firms for a trainee position, Chantal went on to secure a training contract through a holiday placement.

Kelly Fuller
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Radiographer

Kelly wanted to be a radiographer but after having a daughter at 17 worked in childcare. She later went on to follow her dream and retrain as a radiographer.