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How Che Thomas found his niche in the world of science after his course at Warrington & Vale Royal College!

Che Thomas, former Rainhill High School pupil, had many inspirations which compelled him to pursue a scientific career. Coming from a family of those working in both medical and industrial scientific fields, Che originally wanted to combine his passion for aquatic animals with passion for science, aspiring to one day become a marine biologist. Now, Che is specialist Flow Moisture Point Technician which is a job he loves but would never have considered without his time at Warrington & Vale Royal College.

When choosing the right college for him, it had to be somewhere that Che could work practically and would have access to the facilities and equipment that could give him a head start in his career. Our college, therefore, was his natural choice, with its broad and highly applied science course giving him the opportunity to explore different scientific fields as well as doing industry placements in a range of laboratory settings.

Here, Che met his tutor, who he now considers his main inspiration. As well as sharing over 40 years of industry experience with Che, his tutor also pointed out the lucrative career opportunities that Che’s natural aptitude and attention to detail would make him an ideal candidate for, eventually leading him to his role with Alfred H Knight.

Che said, “My tutor was a really important person in my career journey and I have always wanted to make him proud for all the time he invested in me. That why it feels so special that I now work for Alfred H Knight, which is an opportunity I would never have considered if it weren’t for his advice.”

Che’s career is quickly progressing, having began in a laboratory role working with precious metals to determine moisture limits and levels of bulk on cargo ships. Now, he has moved into an even more specialised role as a Flow Moisture Point technician, which has exciting overseas opportunities to further advance career.

Thinking back to his time at college, Che said, “I had the best time of my life there and made so many friends I still stay in contact with. It really flew by. I’m glad my hard work paid off and am so thankful for the support I received. My qualification has really made the difference in my career.”

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