Life threw me a curve ball – but I made the most of it!
“I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to a football career.”
Tom left school at 16 to play full-time football. After a series of injuries left him without work, he realised that football couldn’t offer the long-term security that he wanted. Then he got an opportunity to use the drive and determination he’d learned from football to train for a new career.
Tom played football for Everton when he was still at school and he left at 16 to pursue football full-time. He went through some tough times and had a series of chronic injuries which left him out of work and he decided enough was enough.
He looked for something that offered more security and attended an open evening for a financial service company. He loved being able to take the drive and determination he’d shown in his football training and apply it to the new role. He completed a Diploma in Financial Planning through a wealth management firm that ran an academy.
Tom now offers financial advice to individuals and small companies. He enjoys meeting new people and making a difference.