Meet our volunteers

What motivates our volunteers and what do they get out of it? Our community of over 35,000 volunteers from a huge range of jobs across the UK all have a story to tell about why they want to help inspire young people to do the jobs they love.

Find out about some of their jobs, experiences and why they volunteer here. If you are a volunteer and would like to share your experience to be featured please do so here.

Martin Griffiths, Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon

2 December 2019

2 December 2019

Martin Griffiths is a Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. “Never be defeated by bad outcomes,” Martin advises young people interested in a career in healthcare.  He has taken the time to given young people some fantastic advice on how to follow his career path and what he has done to […]

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Walter Anzer, Senior Consultant

28 November 2019

28 November 2019

Walter Anzer is a Senior Consultant for Anzer Consultancy Ltd. Walter uses a foreign language everyday he is at work and believes that being able to speak a foreign language is advantageous in his industry.  However, he also thinks that you would need to be very proficient. Could you give us some examples of when […]

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Jahnavi Daru, SpR in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Clinical Lecturer

18 November 2019

18 November 2019

Jahnavi Daru is an SpR in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as a Clinical Lecturer. Despite the time away from home, Jahnavi enjoys his career and helping women with complex needs throughout their pregnancies.  He took the time to answer some questions about his work and the advice he would give to young people to […]

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Marion Dubois, Project Manager

14 November 2019

14 November 2019

Marion Dubois is a Project Manager at Nielsen. As a part of her role as a Project Manager, Marion uses a language other than English everyday.  Although she does not think that knowing another language is particularly relevant to her sector, she does believe that it is important for her job and that individuals should […]

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Katherine Barratt, Midwife

4 November 2019

4 November 2019

Katherine Barratt is a Midwife at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Many individuals start off in one line of work and then change into another when something changes in their lives.  That was the way with Katherine, who was doing something completely different to what she does now when she started working. Can you give […]

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Wendy Scott, Vice President

31 October 2019

31 October 2019

Wendy Scott is the Vice President of the Royal Bank of Canada. While at work, Wendy uses a language other than English everyday.  Whether it is taking part in business trips to Luxembourg where she meets with French speaking colleagues, making clients conference calls, or negotiating load documentation, her languages skills help her get her […]

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Ozma Ashiq, Senior Sister Cardiology

21 October 2019

21 October 2019

Ozma Ashiq works as a Senior Sister of Cardiology at Frimley Health NHS Trust. After starting a degree in something that had nothing to do with healthcare, Ozma decided to change her career path when she got a job as a Healthcare Assistant.  Since then, she has been doing some amazing work in cardiology departments […]

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Malin Freiberg, Director of Global Reward

17 October 2019

17 October 2019

Malin Freiberg is the Director of Global Reward at Dialog Semiconductor. One might not think that the electronics sector does not require knowing a foreign language, but Malin uses a language other than English everyday!  From meetings to talking with colleagues, Malin finds knowing another language very beneficial while at work. Could you give us […]

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Marsha Jones, Countywide Community Services Manager

7 October 2019

7 October 2019

Marsha Jones is a Countywide Community Services Manager for Specialist Teams at the Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. After being discouraged to become an actress, Marsha was told that nursing would be a good career path.  After taking up a role, she hasn’t looked back and she’s taken the time to tell us why. Can […]

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Paul Ketchley, Associate Lecturer

3 October 2019

3 October 2019

Paul Ketchley is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. While working for the Open University, Paul occasionally uses a foreign language at work.  Although this is mostly when travelling abroad for residential trips, he thinks that knowing another language is a big benefit. Could you give us some examples of when you have used […]

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