St Paul’s School
While many students have a clear vision of their future career, it wasn’t the case for former St Paul’s School student Adam Pidgeon.
But buying a car and saving for a home deposit were high on his list of priorities.
‘I was heavily into sport at school, and was lucky enough to represent Australia in baseball, but I wasn’t sure what job would suit me,’ Adam said.
After missing out on a QCE at the end of 2014, his parents suggested TAFE.
Adam completed a Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation in 2015, which helped him get into university and achieve his QCE.
‘I’d never intended to go to university, but since I had the opportunity I gave it a shot.’
After enrolling in a teaching course Adam soon realised it wasn’t for him.
‘I just didn’t enjoy it. I thought about switching courses, but was keen to get some real world experience and start earning money.’
With a family background in the automotive industry, Adam turned to what he knew and now works as a parts interpreter at a large car dealership.
‘It’s a great team environment. Everyone’s so helpful and I’m learning a lot,’ he said.
‘I’m still trying to decide what I want to do in the long term, but for now I’m saving money and keeping my options open.’
Adam’s advice for school leavers: Enjoy yourself and try not to stress.
Subjects: English, Graphics, Mathematics A, Physical Education, Science21, Technology Studies
Career goal: To further my experience and knowledge and become financially independent.
Last updated: 06-Jun-2017