Icenian Interview: Harvey Catchpole

What year did you begin and leave Langley?

Year 7 until end of year 13. (2011-2018)

If applicable, which A-Levels did you gain?

Physics, German, and Geography

During your time at Langley, did you know what career you wanted to pursue?

Not completely, I wanted to do something I enjoyed and was interested in.

Which extra-curricular activities were you involved in and have they been useful, for example helping with transferable skills?

I spent a lot of time with the CCF – Royal Navy. I also had a part in D of E, 3d printing, code breaking, miniature railway and others. All were useful for building communication and understanding people, also helped to find more of my personal interests.

Have these activities helped you since school, for example via transferable skills?

Yes, CCF helped build who I am greatly, the weekend camps, week adventure style camps and parades etc. Sailing and water sports were great benefits too!

If you went, what did you study at university?

I studied international business management at the University of Lincoln.

If you’re working, how did you career begin?

I went to visit the company in 2017 while still at Langley to discuss the projects and potential of working with them throughout university, then returned once I had graduated.

So far, what have been your post-school highlights (in your career, onwards studies, family, travel etc.)?

University was a great experience despite covid lockdowns. Holidays have been limited due to covid but I’ve attended some events with work including trips to the University of Strathclyde and Manchester Metropolitan University.

On reflection, did your time at Langley help your attitude towards career choices and progression?

Yes, it helped me find what I enjoy and what I found important in my job, career and life. Langley also helped me with skills and experiences that other applicants for jobs and university may not have had.

What advice you would give to students considering Langley, their A-Levels, or careers?

Do what you enjoy, the subjects don’t necessarily have to “work together” but it also doesn’t do harm to pick those that tie in. Make sure you have confidence in yourself and be positive as much as possible. Stand up for yourself but also take accountability for good and bad results. Not achieving success doesn’t make it a failure, learn, and improve.

Your fondest memory of Langley?

Being able to give my speeches as head boy to the students and staff of the school, Prom, and the friends I made and am still in contact with.

Any final thoughts, shout-outs, or people you would like to see complete this form in the near future (we will try and track them down!)?

Sam Ellis, Sam harper, Luke Trafford, Christy Gosling, Hamish Kenward and Archie Wallis.

Life after Langley
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Harevy Catchpole
Published On: October 31st, 2022Categories: Icenians, News, Senior