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Explore our articles for advice and inspiration on career change and entrepreneurship, and stories from those who’ve taken the leap into something new.

5 minutes with: Andrew Weaver, Escape School Faculty

After spending years in the relative stability of employment, Andrew could not ignore the call of the startup world any longer. Since then, he's become a serial entrepreneur with a career spanning multiple sectors including legal, travel & tourism, energy and...

Stacey’s Story: From Escapee to Programme Co-Lead

Stacey came to Escape via our Startup programme back in 2016 and now joins us as the co-lead for September's Career Change cohort. Since escaping asset management, Stacey has built a portfolio career around money coaching and financial wellbeing, working with...

5 minutes with: Jess Barratt, Escape School Faculty

Jess worked in the music industry for six years before deciding that she needed a change. Since then she's run an education programme for an NGO in Mozambique, and started her own social enterprise that connects young people with peers, mentors and tutors. She's the...

5 minutes with: Pelin Turgut, Escape School Faculty

Pelin coaches for creative professionals and teaches worldwide supporting individuals who seek to bring more of who they are to their creative projects, businesses and lives. She's run both the Startup Accelerator and the Career Change programme for the Escape School...

Nicky’s Career Change Story: From the travel industry to social impact

Nicky’s sales background within the travel industry left her feeling unfulfilled. Determined not to settle, she completed our Career Change Accelerator and is currently exploring a career in social impact with OnPurpose. She’s constantly exploring new opportunities...

The 21st Century Career, redefined

Ready to start your journey towards a 21st century career? Register your interest for the early 2020 Career Change and Startup Accelerators. Back in 2015, we released an Escaping the City report on job dissatisfaction. In that report, we found that 71% of people...

Charlotte’s Startup Story: From agile coach to tech founder

Charlotte is an agile coach and self-taught software engineer turned tech entrepreneur. She completed the Startup Accelerator in March 2018 and is now using her passion for learning to build a virtual peer-to-peer learning platform.What were you doing professionally...

Lisa’s Story: From UX to sextech & community hacking

Lisa is a UX designer turned sustainability community builder and sextech product designer. She completed the Startup Accelerator in the summer of 2017. She loves working with communities and is gaining valuable startup experience with hopes to start her own business...

Helen’s Startup Story: From corporate life to sustainable swimwear

    Helen is a Development Economist turned Founder of Davy J: a swimwear brand for the wild. She completed the Startup Accelerator programme in October 2015 and is now based in Devon, working full-time on her business and preparing for the launch of their second...

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