University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN); Winstanley College; Lowton Church of England High School
BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry; 4 A-Levels in Mathematics, Chemistry, General Studies & Economics and 10 GCSEs
Kerry Ingredients (2017 - Current)
Favourite thing to do in my job: Tasting unusual drink flavours!
Just someone who has a love for science & food...
I live in a very small town up in the North West, with my family.
I enjoy learning about new things and try to have abit of fun at the same time!
Pizza is one of my favourite foods to eat.
Testing flavours that goes in to your food & drinks
Everyday at work is different. I test and taste many different flavours each day, and deal with problems if they do not seem right. This makes my work more fun as I have to come up with ways on how to solve them.
My Typical Day
Testing, Tasting, Writing & Computer Work...
I spend alot of time at work.
It may sound very boring my work but I can bet you it is not! It can be quite hard at times.
At work, I do a lot on the computer… typing in my test results, writing and also looking at results using big science instruments!
What I'd do with the prize money
Fund students to visit science labs/place
I want to use the prize money on sending school students to science labs or a place that can help them enjoy more in the world of science! This is important because not only do students learn from their teachers at school, it will help them remember more (and hopefully get them in to doing something sciencey when they are older).
I am hoping to send the students at my old university’s ‘Youth Science Center’. It is a place very suitable for young students where they can learn whilst having fun creatively.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Small, Honest & Friendly!
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Finishing University and working full-time on a career that I worked hard for
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My secondary school science teacher inspired me the most. She made her classes very interesting and fun
What was your favourite subject at school?
I'll say it was Maths.. I think I got more into Science when I went to secondary school
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Nope - I was good. Good students are the best!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I am not sure on this - maybe something to do with Forensics?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
Can I not say.... everything? Except for Brussels Sprouts, they are not lovely!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Travelling to different countries
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1). Be taller 2). Have unlimited money and 3). Be better at volunteering for less unfortunate people abroad
Tell us a joke.
What do you call cheese that is not yours? Nacho Cheese.