WELCOME TO HOW2BECOMEHow2become Ltd was established by Richard McMunn in 2005, who was working as a Fire Officer for Kent Fire & Rescue Service at the time. Since writing his first guide, How to Become a Firefighter, Richard has gone on to author and create hundreds of products. Since 2005 the company has grown and developed into the UK’s leading careers information/development website. Today we have over 200 products available, spanning over 30 different careers and educational sectors.
MEET THE TEAM
Joshua is undoubtedly a unique member of our team. His versatile and flexible approach to take on and manage multiple products makes him a truly valuable team member. His university years were spent in Computer Game Art. His degree in Computer gaming inspired him to go on and become a published author here at How2become with his creative book: ‘How to become a Game Designer’. Josh constantly shows willingness to take on challenges and new tasks to help the company’s growth. Josh is a big lover of music. From artists such as John Mayer to Jimi Hendrix, he likes nothing more to spend time learning songs on his guitar. Josh is a massive football fan and likes watching the game! He also enjoys getting to grips with new technology and spending time with those closest to him, especially his dog!
Katie is our senior writer and researcher at how2become. She values the opportunity of contributing to the world of journalism. Her ambition and determination to be a successful writer is conveyed in her writing style and hopes to pursue writing as a long term career. Before the job at how2become, Katie had no idea that she wanted to become a writer, but since working here and having wrote over 10 books in a 6 month period, she has clearly found her calling – which she admits she loves! She has always been a movie geek having studied film and media studies at University. From films such as The Great Gatsby to Courageous; she likes nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a blanket, a nice cup of coffee and a chocolate bourbon!
Jordan is a writer and researcher at How2Become. He recently completed an M.A. in Creative Writing, and is now looking to use these skills within the publishing industry. He has future ambitions to publish a detective novel, and is currently in the process of writing his own book. His favourite thing about the job is the relaxed, friendly and comfortable atmosphere which allows him to produce and edit work effectively. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys reading books by authors such as Raymond Chandler, Philip Pullman and George RR Martin. He regularly uses these writers as inspiration for his own novel. Jordan is also a huge FC Barcelona, and San Diego Chargers fan, and likes nothing more than a Sunday night on the sofa, reading a book or watching a film.
Gemma is our admin assistant at How2Become. She takes great pride in performing such a diverse role – dealing with orders, communicating with customers and liaising with business contacts. Gemma studied Beauty Therapy at Midkent College for 2 years, but soon realised that her passion was for admin work. In her free time, Gemma loves visiting the zoo. She’s been to over 20 zoos and wildlife parks in the last 4 years. When she’s not feeding tigers, you can find her watching crime documentaries. Gemma has ambitions to write her own book one day, and hopes working at How2Become will provide her with the inspiration to do this.
Henry is a writer and researcher. He hopes to maintain a career in the publishing industry, and hugely enjoys the work he does at How2become, contributing to the website and ever-growing book list in a stimulating office environment. Away from work, Henry enjoys running, following football, and keeping across popular culture, particularly enjoying films and music, as well as the occasional Netflix original series. He would like to give a shout-out to everyone he’s in a WhatsApp groupchat with, and to his dog, Rudy.
David is proud to have worked for the Metropolitan Police Service for 30 years. His experience makes him as qualified as any to mentor students and help them pass the police assessment centre here at How2become. He joined the How2become team in 2015 to use his knowledge to help others in achieving a successful career. David is well structured with his planning and deliverance of his courses, whilst maintaining a friendly and easy going approach. You should always have fun whilst you learn!
Andy is our front hand man and deals with customer service. His excellent communication skills and dedication to his job, allows how2become to move forward and continue to strive for success. Andy takes great pride in being a valuable team member and takes great satisfaction in knowing that his job allows customers to achieve any career aspiration they may have. His determination and dedication to his customers provides a great communication outlet between ourselves and our customers. This customer service keeps that two-way communication that a company like ours, values immeasurably. Andy is a fully qualified IT support engineer, despite never working in the IT industry. Andy is a keen runner who enjoys going to the gym and playing the drums in a band.
THE HOW2BECOME OFFICES
50 Churchill Square Business Centre
OUR AIM AND MISSIONIt is our aim to provide you with up-to-date and current insider recruitment information to help you prepare effectively for any career selection process. It is our mission to help you get the job of your dreams. If you have any problems then we will do our very best to resolve the issue. Please contact is at firstname.lastname@example.org for customer support.During October 2006 How2become received recognition by being acknowledged as one of the top 10 best new businesses in the UK when it reached the final of the HSBC Start Up Stars competition. To add to this award, the company reached the finals of the National Online Recruitment Awards in 2009. Since then, How2become has won multiple awards from the Independent Publishing Guild and received various nominations. For full coverage of our achievements and awards, please take a look at our Awards Page.
NATIONAL PRESS RECOGNITION
How2become has been recognised by various national newspapers and websites. Below are some recent press mentions:
NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE UK BOOK AWARDS
How2become has been recognised to the highest standard with awards from Independent Publishing Guild and nominations from The BookSeller and HSBC. To view our awards, please take a look at our Awards page.
GETTING IN CONTACT WITH US
The How2become Team