At Kaplan, we take pride in creating a welcoming environment for people from all over the world — not just for our students, but for our staff too!
Many of our employees have followed an exciting path across the globe to get to where they are today. We hope that by sharing some of their stories, we can help to inspire you to follow your path, your way, too.
Bruno was born in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, but grew up nearby in a small town in the countryside called Vinhedo.
"I spent a lot of time in the orchard, looking after chickens, dogs, and guinea pigs, and playing outdoors with my friends."
When he was older, Bruno's natural creativity led him to a bachelor's degree in Social Communication, Advertising and Publicity. He studied at Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Campinas in Sāo Paulo.
After Bruno graduated, he spent some time working for a telecom company, when he wasn't having fun on the beach. However he soon realised that he wanted to see more of the world.
"I took a gap year to learn English in Melbourne, Australia. What an unforgettable experience! I went on school trips, worked at a flower farm and even travelled around South East Asia. I decided then that I wanted to spend more time overseas."
When Bruno's visa expired, he returned to Brazil. It wasn't long before he'd gone on to achieve much more.
"I worked at a photography studio, a merchandising and events company, and a design agency. I even found time to complete a master's degree in Strategic Design at the Instituto Europea di Design (IED) in Sāo Paulo!"
Moving to London
In 2013, Bruno got married, and the happy couple soon welcomed a son called Bento. Bruno hadn't forgotten his dream of going overseas again, but thankfully, it was a dream his wife shared.
"Having our son made us reflect a lot about our lives. We decided it was time to move to another country — permanently! After some thinking, we chose London as our new home.
We sold all of our things and bought our tickets to start a fresh life over here in the UK. So far we are enjoying every second of this exciting and incredible challenge."
Bruno's path to success
Now Bruno is making the most of his talents as a Creative Services Executive at Kaplan, and enjoying life in London with his family. His story goes to show that with a little hard work, anyone can achieve their dreams!
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