Leanna works on the Venture Graduate Scheme with Gemma and Gerry. She studied both her undergraduate and master’s degree at Cardiff University and graduated in 2019. She worked in the NHS as a receptionist alongside her studies and progressed to a project support role where she has collaborated with multiple stakeholders in the public, private and third sector, and has since completed a qualification in project management. After graduating, Leanna was disappointed to only find a handful of graduate jobs in South-East Wales and felt that there needed to be more opportunities to keep graduates, and their talents, in the region. Leanna is now over the moon to be working at Venture and loves that her job involves helping graduates find the perfect job for them and to support businesses across the region to create more graduate roles. She hopes that this will lead to more graduates staying in the area and is excited to be involved in the process of creating those opportunities.
In her spare time Leanna enjoys socialising with friends and tries to keep fit through jogging, yoga and hiking. In the evenings she’s often found on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book or binge-watching a series on Netflix!