Academic Scholar, Charlie has secured a degree apprenticeship in Finance at Jaguar Landrover after achieving an impressive three A*s in Economics, History and Maths at A Level.
Charlie who joined RHS in Year 7 from Holbrook Primary, has taken full advantage of all the opportunities available at RHS. Representing the school in rugby, hockey, cricket, athletics and kayaking. In the Sixth Form alongside his studies, he was Head of Cornwallis, achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, Deputy Head of the Corps of Drums, performing at the Royal Variety Performance alongside alumnus Jon Courtenay (Britain's Got Talent Winner).
What makes Charlie stand out, is his incomparable resilience. Whilst eager to still learn, Charlie made the conscious decision to look into apprenticeships. "I started applying to apprenticeship programmes at the beginning of Year 13 and by November I had applied to 30 companies." It takes a lot of commitment and determination to apply for that many apprenticeships and we could not be prouder of Charlie.
Charlie will start in September, firstly at the Jaguar Land Rover headquarters in Coventry and then rotate around various sections of the business over the next few years, learning on the job and gaining valuable work experience. "Even though a lot of my friends are going to university, I quite liked the idea of combining work and learning," says Charlie when we asked him about his path choice.
It is not just Charlie's determination that makes him so special, but his confidence and drive to continually push himself. When we asked him what his future goals were, he explained "Getting this apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover was my goal. I guess I'm going to have to start making some new goals!"
We wish him all the best with is new adventure!