Ismail has an ambition to become an entrepreneur and to work within the finance department of a prestigious firm. He has already achieved success by winning the Business Student of the Year award at New City College Redbridge campus.


Tell us about your education journey – what and where did you study before coming to NCC?

I started my education journey at Brampton Manor Academy and I studied a range of subjects, from Business to IT.


What are your plans for next steps?

I plan to go to university and graduate with the highest grade possible.


What’s your ambition in life?

I would like to work within the finance department of a prestigious firm and then my ultimate aim is to become an entrepreneur, launching my own businesses.


What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned on your course?

How to make different types of financial statements and forecasts.


How did New City College help you achieve?

NCC taught me a lot about finance and how it is used within and for a business.


What values are most important to you?

Independence, thinking and competition.


What is the biggest change you wish to see in the world?

The use of technology.


What is the best advice you have ever received?

It was a quote which was: ‘It feels good being the GOAT’.


If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 15-year-old self?

I would tell my younger self to prepare for the challenges that are yet to come.


What makes you feel positive?

Knowing that I have made it this far, on my own merit.


Who is your role model?

The successful version of myself.


Who is your favourite teacher and why?

Ahmed Saciid, because he assisted me and my classmates when attempting to understand one of the most difficult units we had. Also, he was there for us if we needed support mentally and during class.


What is the best thing about New City College?

The people in your class who you make memories with!


If you had three wishes, what would they be?

Being able to see any obstacles coming my way in the future.

Being able to control minds.

Being able to put people in a false sense of reality to ease them from pain.