I was once asked where I saw myself in five years and I answered “in regulatory”. Realistically, I had never expected this to happen within five years, or even at all without the relevant experience. At this stage of my life, it would not be suitable for me to quit my job in order to start a full-time MSc. That is why, in early 2019, when Oxford Biomedica offered me a Level 7 Apprenticeship in Regulatory Affairs, I agreed without hesitation. The course fits perfectly with what I want and need. It allows me to become qualified in two-and-a-half years while earning a living. I will have an MSc degree and will be able to work as a regulatory affairs specialist.