A former Bolton School student virtually "returned" to speak to Year 10 and 11 girls about undertaking a degree apprenticeship.

Rosie Dandy, who left the school in 2019, returned to her alma mater school via Zoom.

Rosie explained how, when she started in the Sixth Form, she originally wanted to be a lawyer but, having undertaken work experience in this field, she changed her mind.

Studying A levels in psychology, history and business, she determined upon studying a business degree while also applying for about 30 degree apprenticeships.

The Bolton News: Rosie Dandy

In a very competitive field, she managed to secure an IT degree apprenticeship at pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca.

Rosie informed her audience of over 260 pupils of the merits of a course called Aspire, Apply, Achieve run by the Manchester Metropolitan University, which gave her a great grounding for her apprenticeship.

At AstraZeneca, Rosie rotated through several roles and is now a business analyst.

Having recently graduated with a First-class degree from MMU, Rosie explained how she had attained the highest grade in the year and will no go on to study a masters course.