Trundle attends employability event

11th May 2018

Lee Trundle went along to an employability event held at the Grand Theatre as part of the build-up to BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend.

The ‘Turning your Passion into a Career’ event was open to 16 to 24-year-olds, the event aimed to give advice to those looking to leave education and start careers.

Trundle was part of a diverse panel, with a representative from Deezer, the music streaming service, a director from TechHub Swansea and the owner of a chocolate factory based in West Wales.

Bethan Elvin, a presenter from BBC Wales, hosted the panel.

She said: “The aim of the event is to inspire young people to think about their careers, what they’re doing and give them advice.

“It really does show young people that the sky is the limit and you have to have a little bit of self-belief.”

The panel were asked questions about the challenges they faced in their careers and how they found ways to overcome setbacks.

The students also asked questions ranging from advice on financial issues to the best moment in the panellists’ respective careers.

Trundle chose the day he became a professional footballer.

Lewis, a student at Swansea University, attended the event.

He said: “It was a really interesting event to be a part of as young people looking to get a job after university.

“It’s really nice to speak to Lee and hear about his experiences and how they can help us with whatever you want to get into.”