Robert Manning

I left the Marches school in 2005 with 11 GCSEs grade A*-B after which time I went on to attain four A Levels (grades A,A,A,B) from Walford and North Shropshire College. I then went on to become a Bachelor of Laws, then a Master of Laws in Corporate Governance at the University of Manchester. In 2012 I moved to London to start a career as a Management Consultant with EY (one of the largest corporate services firms in the world) where I specialise in advising Government and Public Sector organisations across the country. After a year in London I moved back to Manchester where I continue to work for EY. Outside of work I volunteers as a senior political activist with a major UK political party.

My advice to current students would be to remain flexible and maintain an open mind about what career you might want to pursue. Working hard across the board is the best way to find the career best suited to you. Your school years are vital to ensuring that you have every opportunity open to you later to pursue your passions so make sure you use them wisely. I also strongly advise participating in extra-curricular activities as a way of developing new skills and making you more rounded as a person. Employers like people to be diverse and to show passion as well as good academic attainment”.