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May 2017






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BSix Alumni; what happens next

JOSHUA UWADIAE
CEO at WeGym


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT AT SIXTH FORM AND WHY?

I studied and enjoyed IT - despite the fact I was asleep in class a lot (short attention span / early morning riser ) I felt really comfortable using computers and found technology super interesting so those early IT lessons prepared me for a very digital career!

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE SINCE LEAVING BSIX?

I left BSix and did an IT apprenticeship. It was a Microsoft based program and they placed me in a small company called eCourier.
I worked there for three years being promoted after 18 months to become IT Manager / Head of IT.

During that time I worked closely with Microsoft as an Apprenticeship ambassador advocating for the apprenticeships to be seen as equal to university as it was heavily underrepresented at the time.

I then left eCourier to start WeGym as I hated exercising alone! I thought it was stupid that personal training was really expensive
and our health and fitness was such a solo sport!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LIFE AND HOW DID YOUR EXPERIENCE AT BSIX HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE OTHER SUCCESSES?

One of the best decisions I’ve made was to not listen to my parents / peers and do what I felt was right - which was doing an
apprenticeship. Which has played a significant role in my journey of starting WeGym and learning to do what you think is right and
trust your gut!

My careers advisor encouraged me to do what I really felt was right even though everyone around me disagreed with me - so BSIX
certainly has played a part.

WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR 17-18 YEAR OLD SELF?

Take very very big ambitious risks that scare you as the only thing that matters is avoiding regret!
Always pursue the superlative and never settle for ‘ok’.

WHAT’S YOUR NEXT BIG GOAL?

Expand WeGym across the UK.
Everyone deserves fitness a good trainer and we’re going to make that possible!