Thomas Eastment: A Level student is an Associate Project Manager for Transport for London

Thomas Eastment graduated from Christ the King Sixth Form College with A Levels in IT, Media, English Language and Psychology. He is currently an Associate Project Manager, after completing a Higher Apprenticeship scheme, with ambitions of climbing the career ladder within Transport for London.

“The reasons why I loved studying my A Levels at Christ the King Sixth Form College, for me, are very simple. I loved being able to enjoy the sun (however rarely) in Blackheath, as it was so close. Music was also a big part of my life at college, I used to practice every week in the music rooms provided.”

Thomas’ career so far

“I am hoping to be working in a Project Management or Programme Manager role,” Thomas told our Alumni Team. “However it will be a lot of hard work and determination to get to that point!”

Thomas told The Alumni Team about his educational and career journey since leaving Christ the King Sixth Form College.

“I was accepted into the Higher Apprentice scheme at Capgemini,” said Thomas. “I was working on major change programmes in the public and private sector.

“One of my proudest achievements was passing my PRINCE2 foundation exam, which proved I would be able to act as an informed member of a project management team.

Working for TFL

“Of course, joining Transport for London in a project management role was a proud moment,” said Thomas. “I am currently working on a major programme that will provide benefit to millions to commuters in and around London.

“For me it’s about learning, I want to learn enough and gain the relevant skills and experience to work in a Programme Manager role. At some point as well I’d like to have a try at contracting – this may help me fulfil my travelling plans!

“I would also like to take some time out to do travelling in America, and working with Orphaned Monkeys in South Africa.”

Finally, we asked Thomas if he had any advice or words of wisdom for his fellow alumni:

At some point, some things may not go your way, or may not be what you imagined. Stick with it, and the hard graft will put you in a great position in your future. It’s not about the money you earn, or the fancy car you have as soon as you leave college… it’s what you do to fulfil your career that counts, and one day that fancy car will be yours anyway!