When did you attend Reigate College and what did you study?

I joined Reigate College from the Warwick in 2003 to study A Levels in Maths, PE, and Geography. I chose A Levels based on what I’d enjoyed studying at school and also what I was good at.

How did you find your time at the College?

During my time at Reigate College I thoroughly enjoyed my studies, as lessons were fun and the teachers were very supportive. I especially enjoyed representing the College in football on Wednesday afternoons. Reigate provided me with the support and drive needed to complete my UCAS application.

What did you do after you left?

With the College’s help I went on to study for a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance at Bournemouth University, where I graduated with a 2:1.

The third year of my university course was a twelve month industrial placement and I chose to work as a finance analyst in a multi-national company based in London. I would thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone as it gave me an insight into my future career. The personal and practical skills I learned from my year out were invaluable and formed the fundamental basis of my CV upon graduating.

After a stint travelling I started my first job in an insurance company as an accounts administrator. During my first year I worked extremely hard and was quickly promoted to Assistant Accountant. This also meant that the company offered to pay for, and support, my progress towards the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification.

Are you glad you attended Reigate?

I have very fond memories of my time at Reigate College; it was the perfect environment in which to prepare for independent study at university and life beyond College.

Jonathan Lowe

Left Reigate College: 2010

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