• Question: Did you always want this job and did you enjoy preparing for this job?

    Asked by anon-248670 to Zoya, Tom, Stacey, Laura, James, Connor on 12 Mar 2020. This question was also asked by anon-248683, anon-248687.
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      Stacey New answered on 12 Mar 2020: last edited 12 Mar 2020 9:50 am

      I always wanted a job where I could do geographical research and science, so in a way yes I’ve always wanted this job, and I loved my preparation in terms of gaining all of my relevant degrees. But I thought I wasn’t clever or good enough for the Met Office so never thought I’d work here, I’m working here now though! The moral of my journey is to never doubt yourself and always apply for things even if you think you won’t get it! Look at me!

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      Connor Prior answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      I didn’t at the start! I wanted to be a Herpetologist (someone who studies snakes) but then I fell in love with Chemistry!

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      Laura Mason answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      I didn’t always want to work in Forensics and by degrees although related weren’t specialised in forensics – if you have skills that can be applied to lots of disciplines it can give you lots of options

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      James Lees answered on 12 Mar 2020:


      I’ve never really strongly wanted to be anything. I was just kind of good at science and kept going.

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      Zoya answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      I always knew I wanted to do genetics. When I went to unviersity I really fell in love with embryology and thought I wanted to be an embryologist, but soon realized how monotonous it was. I then started studying fetal medicine and am still very much in love with prenatal genetics ( studying about the genetics of a baby before it is born!)