Nichola Learie |Student with Ideal Schools – courses in bookkeeping & accounting

New family and new career

Nichola left school at 16 to work at a chemical manufacturing company, she did a degree in analytical chemistry, and took redundancy after 10 years.

She then helped with the running of the family business and found she enjoyed the accounting side of it. This stuck with her. Unfortunately 5 years ago her marriage broke down, and Nichola was a single mum to 3 – and an end was put to the family business.

Now remarried, she has started a new life, with new career in accounting. She now has a newish baby with her husband, her own three children and her husband’s daughter (whose mum sadly died). This is the beginning of a new chapter in her life, and clearly a very busy one.

Nichola chose home study because there’s no other way she could fit it all in: more traditional campus based training couldn’t work for her. She is delighted that such options exist for people like her.