• Question: Was there an obstacle that caused you to change your career path?

    Asked by city128tap to Ryan, Nadine, Matt, Emma, Daniel, Allanah on 19 Jun 2019.
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      Matt Keith answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I’ve not really come across one! I’ve been really lucky in the sense that I’ve always had a choice for example, which University to go to, where to study a PhD and what to do afterwards. That means that I’ve always just chosen the thing which I think sounds the most interesting / enjoyable. Rather than having obstacles which have changed my career path, I’d say that I’ve had different opportunities!

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      Nadine Priestman answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I’d say my obstacle that caused me to change my career path was not having the opportunity to choose engineering at an earlier age. I began my career as a secretary and I also looked into working with children and horticulture. I didn’t have the opportunity to do an apprenticeship or something similar and I wish I had.

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      Daniel Wye answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      Before I joined the Ministry of Defence, I applied to become an engineer in the Merchant Navy – I’d passed all the application process, but due to a blood clotting disorder, I wasn’t able to pass the medical and had to re-think my career path!

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      Ryan Smith answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      The only obstacle I have come across are technical ones, not knowing enough or not having enough experience. The only way to fix that is to go out and do it. The only time I changed my career path was when I got offered something in the space industry, which I was surprised at, but not much of an obstacle.

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      Allanah Green answered on 19 Jun 2019:

      I originally was going to go to university to study geography however i didn’t peruse this career path due to the daunting aspect of being alone at university and not having financial stability. I then chose an apprenticeship in engineering and i haven’t looked back since.