Graduating from university and finding your first steps on the career ladder can be an exciting and pivotal part of your future. However, the reality that many graduates are faced with post-graduation, is a tough, competitive job market. Interestingly, research shows that more and more graduates are deciding to explore the option of starting their own business or becoming self-employed. 

Helped by The Women’s Organisation, Ellie Ruddy, based in Wirral, decided to become her own boss after completing her university course in Food and Consumer Studies.