Kathryn Holmes was part way through a professional chef’s diploma at Northampton College when she realised a career in the kitchen wasn’t for her.
Rather than letting her give up, staff worked closely with Kathryn to ensure she stayed on to achieve her Level Three qualification and earn a place at university to study an alternative subject. Fast forward four years and Kathryn is the proud recipient of a first class honours degree in environmental health and looking forward to a new career working in food safety.
She said “It would have been easy for the staff to give up on me but they didn’t and I’m truly grateful for that. I really appreciate the extra effort they put in to ensure I got the qualifications I needed and the help they gave me in finding the right course at university. They didn’t need to do that – it just shows what amazing people they are.
“I’m grateful for all the opportunities Northampton College has given me and it’s been nice to stay in touch and come back to deliver presentations to current students on food hygiene and safety.”