At 16 Sam joined the Royal Air Force and trained as a Chef. At 19 Sam returned to civi Street moving to Plymouth where she secured the position of Head Chef at a leading restaurant. 4 years on and Sam decided it was time for a change of direction and location moving to Manchester where she retrained in childcare, achieving an NVQ L3 Nursery work and Diploma L3 in Management in Children and Young People. By 2014 Sam was working as a Nursery Manager with responsibility of a team of nursery workers.

In 2016 Sam moved to Manchester Young Live to lead on the development of a new area of work for the charity – Employability Skills. In this role Sam has been able to develop her passion for supporting young people and steering their progression to training and employment. Sam is continuing to develop her management qualifications and completed her L5 in Leadership and Management of Children and Young People in February 2019.