After finishing their studies at Christ College Brecon, pupils go on to study at universities across the UK and overseas including Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions.
When did you leave CCB? 2008
What A Level subjects did you study? Spanish, French, Music and Drama
What University did you study at? Aston University
What University programme ? BSC(hons) International Relations and Spanish
Did you follow a Graduate Scheme? Department for International Development Graduate Scheme
What line of work are you doing now ? Civil Servant
When did you leave CCB?
What A Level subjects did you study?
Business Studies, History, Biology
Did you go to university - if so which one? And to study what?
Bournemouth University for Year 1 and then transferred to Cardiff University for Year 2 and 3 - Business Management at both
Did you get on to a Graduate Scheme following Graduation? If so,with what company?
Capco - Financial Services Management Consultancy
What line of work are you doing now?
Founder of an Event Tech start-up in London called Higglers. We provide event organisers with a centralised marketplace where they can secure their third party suppliers.
I’ve been running with Higglers for 18 months and the reason I started it is because I saw that the current market was highly fragmented and could benefit from a centralised solution.
Name: Chris Hides
When did you leave CCB? 1990
What A Level subjects did you study? English, Geography, Archaeology
What University did you study at?
The College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
What Programme did you study? English & Public Relations
What line of work are you doing now? I run a PR consultancy
When did you leave CCB? 2009
What A Level subjects did you Study? ~Biology, History, Religious Studies
What University did you study at ? Exeter University
What University programme did you study ? Exercise and Sports Sciences where I was awarded 1st class honours.
Did you follow a Graduate Scheme?Yes - Aldi Graduate programme It's a gruelling 12 month programme learning how to run stores and manage people. After the year of training, I took on the responsibility of three of my very own stores. I managed 3 direct reports and almost 100 personnel reports. I ran that area in South East Wales for 2 years before being 1 of 9 Area Managers in the U.K selected to establish a new project area manager role overseeing recruitment, training and development across the 64 stores within my Region. During that time, I also oversaw the National Apprenticeship programme. Following a 12 month secondment to that role, I have since returned to managing a 4 store area in the extended Cardiff area. I have 4 direct reports and almost 120 personnel responsibilities. I recently opened the new flagship store in Culverhouse Cross which was very exciting. No two days are the same in my role and I thoroughly enjoy my work.