about... UNFM

We provide information, inspiration and advice for young ambitious people exploring the alternatives to university. We follow the successful lives and careers of other young professionals who #diditwithoutadegree to help inspire you and make an informed decision. Check out our awesome ambassadors below and read their stories here!

meet the UNFM ambassadors

Joshua, Tech Entrepreneur

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Zoe Ledsham, Trainee Lawyer

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Anouska Cope, PR Apprentice

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Ollie Forsyth, Entrepreneur

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Kayleigh Anderson, EY School Leaver Programme

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Merlin McCormack, Classic Car Entrepreneur

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Kimberley Bolton, Microsoft Apprentice

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meet the UNFM team

Hattie Wrixon, Founder @ UNFM

Q: Why did you start UNFM?

A: After leaving school at 17, I found it hard to find a platform providing advice and support about my decision to not go to university. Initially UNFM started as a very home made blog documenting my experience of finding work until my readers grew and decided I wanted to do this full time.

Q: What’s your advice to young people unsure about university?

A: Don’t panic. There are tons of alternatives available, just make sure you explore all your options. If you’re worried about telling your parents, make sure you’ve got a plan and are actively looking for work to reassure them that you are not going to be sitting at home for the next three years doing nothing.

Euan Blair, Founder & CEO @ WhiteHat

In October 2016 we were proud to announce our partnership with WhiteHat, the Ivy League of Apprenticeships.

Euan Blair is the Founder & CEO of WhiteHat, the London-based tech and education business. WhiteHat was founded to address the lack of high-quality, career-focused apprenticeships on offer and provides a fully digital solution for attracting the best non-graduate talent. WhiteHat receives applications from over 1,500 young people with strong academic records looking to start apprenticeships.

Read more about our partnership here.