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 specialist website. Today we have over 250 products available, spanning over 40 different careers and educational sectors.
MEET THE TEAM
Joshua became How2Become's managing director after joining the company 4 years. Josh is undoubtedly a unique member of our team with his versatile and flexible approach to take on and manage multiple projects, making 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 heads How2Become's publishing. Formally our senior writer and researcher at How2Become, she is now our publishing manager. Her brilliant organisational skills and thoughtful approach make her perfect for this role. 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 50 books, 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!
An invaluable team member, Gemma is our operations manager at How2Become. Her role varies from day-to-day which ensures her work-life is continuously engaging and ever-changing. Gemma's skills are diverse which is demonstrated through her duties including office management and supervision, staff management and training, assisting our MD, maintaining trade relationships, and overseeing website content and products and ensuring the swift distribution of all our guides to customers. Gemma has high ambitions and wishes to continue her development here at How2Become. Outside of work, Gemma enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching TV series and films, and of course, shopping!
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.
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.
Jacob is a writer and researcher at How2Become. He recently graduated from university with a degree in Philosophy, and hopes to continue using his deduction and analytical skills in writing. In his free time, Jacob enjoys watching films and playing video games. He also maintains a blog in which he writes about gaming. The rest of his spare time is consumed by his three incredibly demanding cats.
Ryan joined the How2Become team in 2016. As an admin assistant, Ryan’s daily duties comprise the following: assisting our Office Supervisor and Operations Director, dealing with customer orders, communicating with customers via email, and liaising with business contacts. Primarily, Ryan’s role is imperative to maintaining high, successful customer satisfaction. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time playing video games, building computers from scratch, and hanging out with family and friends.
Katie is the newest addition to our How2Become team. She has a degree in Philosophy, and now aims to tackle the world of publishing! Her creative flair, profound research skills, and ambition to write are just a few of the key skills she brings to the role. From an early age, Katie has always enjoyed reading and writing; a hobby which she can now call a career. In her spare time, Katie spends time cooking, enjoying art, watching live music, doing yoga, and having the odd glass of wine – or two!
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
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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 email@example.com 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
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For all press enquiries and/or general enquiries please contact How2Become Customer Support at email@example.com.
The time, effort and research that goes into developing the guides makes it all worth while when we receive feedback from our customers informing us that they have been successful in achieving their goals.
Whatever you want to become in 2017 we can show you how with information guides, DVDs and training courses that are packed full of insider tips and advice!
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The How2Become Team