Husband and wife Rob and Jackie met and studied at Langley, here we find out – other than getting married – what they’ve been up to since school.
Rob joined Langley in 2007 to study A-Levels in Psychology, French, and PE. He played in a number of sports teams and comments, “I am certain this helped build interpersonal skills and strengths, particularly in terms of determination and application.”
He went on to university to study a BSc Psychology degree. Life after that included a successful career, travelling, buying a first home and getting married. Looking back at his school days, with highlights including a Bordeaux Rugby tour with Mr Frost, Rob comments, “My time at Langley was key in developing many of the skills I use to this day. My attitude towards my career path may have changed but the overall drive to be successful is something that was built upon during my time at Langley.”
Rob’s advice to current students is, “Be open to opportunities. Make the most of your time at Langley and look forward to the opportunities it will allow you.”
Jackie was at Langley from 2008 to 2012, leaving with A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, and Economics. When asked if she knew what career she wanted to pursue at school, she comments, “No, I never knew I would end up working at Marsh as Offshore Governance and Oversight Manager. Admittedly, I’m glad I didn’t know what I wanted to do because life is full of interesting twists and turns, but if we continually pursue things that we enjoy doing whether for a job or hobby, it will make the journey interesting and more fun.”
Studying Mathematics, Jackie went to Royal Holloway University in Surrey. “I rushed into a career straight after university, joining Marsh in 2015 as Account Technician in Fiduciary. I worked in that department for five years developing my knowledge of the company. In 2021, I moved to a different role outside of fiduciary as Offshore Governance and Oversight manager.”
Reflecting back, Jackie comments, “Langley gave me a strong work ethic and embedded in me the importance to commit to goals. Most people I know had a firm idea of where they wanted to be by the time they reached 25, myself included. But I would advise students not to compare themselves to other people on social media, and do what they love.”