A former Pool Academy student who has landed a ‘dream job’ is encouraging students to say yes to ‘every opportunity’.
Mirren Zammit is Front of House Coordinator at Trevenson House in Pool. She has worked on a project to refurbish the building ready to hire out for conferences and meetings.
The 21-year-old recently helped to overhauled the Grade II listed building, near Cornwall College, to bring life back into its rooms and boosting its period features.
Mirren, who used to be Head of the Student Leadership Team at Pool Academy, will now be helping with plans to renovate and upgrade the house’s gardens and other buildings.
She spent her secondary school years studying at Pool Academy and has many happy memories of life there. She then attended Cornwall College to study Health and Social Care before spending a year studying nursing at Kings College in London.
Returning to Cornwall she worked in dementia care, was an assistant manager at BaseCamp, Portreath, and set up and ran a Go Active course for young people before starting at Trevenson House.
“To be honest I really loved school,” she said. “I really felt I did well. I was involved in a lot of afterschool clubs.
“I loved dementia care and I loved working at Gwel An Mor. I am that kind of a person. I like achieving something.”
She applied for the position at Trevension House even though she knew she may not have had the right qualifications but it was what she wanted to do.
She said: “As soon as I had the interview within 10 minutes I was told I had got it and to come in the next day. It is all about wanting it and being eager about it.
“My advice to students at Pool Academy is to work as hard as you can at school and make sure you take advantage of every opportunity. I got offered a job at the Mock Interview day and I was offered a job when I took part in work experience.
“Try hard at everything and you will excel. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.”