I completed a degree in Psychology and then a masters in Research in Clinical Psychology. I worked in a mental health service working with children and young people, and also in a school with autistic individuals. I was eager to gain a research post to continue learning, and came across one for UCL. I applied and a few months later was offered an interview. It was a very short interview around 25mins long and I thought it was the worst interview I had ever done! They called me that day and offered me the job.
Rather boringly, i found my job online. It was on the direct.gov website, there are a few really good sites that allow you to search for specific roles. I typed in words like ‘Animal’ and ‘conservation’ and was pleasantly surprised at how many jobs there were out there that fitted.