We’ve filmed a lot of video interviews in a short time at LAPS with a range of interesting people who pursued sporting careers in almost every field, and similarly are now pursuing careers away from sport in almost every industry. However, the interview that has just gone live might just be our most interesting yet…
Terry Miles, former ice hockey player was our latest interviewee. During his sporting career, Terry played for the Slough Jets, Guildford Flames and the Bracknell Bees in a career which spanned across more than a decade. He has also represented England at various youth levels, and played in the English Premier and British National leagues.
Since his ice hockey career finished, however, Terry has swapped the ice for zookeeping. During his interview, Terry discusses how he entered such a niche profession, through sheer determination having initially seen various roles advertised, for which he had no relevant qualifications. However, by volunteering across a period of time and building experience as a zookeeper, he was offered a full-time position and has since realised his ambition of entering this interesting role. Terry also talks about the rewards of working in a role which requires, on average, six day working weeks, which he mainly sees as the staggering amount he has learnt in his time as a zookeeper.
Below is a short preview of this interview, but the full version is available to LAPS members who can watch it now by signing in, and to non-members who can sign up for free through our website.