TOM Quante works for Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), which offers full-time courses, apprenticeships and part-time/leisure courses to 14-year-olds and over in the local area.

Working within the marketing and admissions department, his role sees him interact and help school leavers in Basingstoke and beyond in making key decisions about their career and progression to college.

Tom graduated in 2010, in Criminology, from the University of Portsmouth, and has enjoyed working with young people ever since. He wants to continue working in education marketing and firmly believes that everybody gets a second chance.

Away from the college he is a volunteer for a young person’s charity, Catch 22.

His most recent achievement was helping BCoT raise more than £1,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He is also proud of presenting a documentary on charities around Reading, completing his degree and of where he works.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Wolverine from X-Men. He was the ultimate comic character and is technically invincible.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? A collection of things I gathered while travelling around the world, just memories of an amazing time exploring.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? The Smurfs Go Pop!

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? WWE Monday Night Raw.

5. What is your favourite film? Trainspotting.

6. What is your pet hate? When people leave items on stairs.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Want You Dead, a crime drama by Peter James.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Chicken Jalfrezi and rice (from The Raj of Black Dam).

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Sigmund Freud.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? The summer of 1969 (to see what all the fuss was about).

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? A fully charged iPhone with unlimited data roaming.

12. What sports team do you support? Arsenal Football Club.

13. What was your first job? Trolley boy at Asda.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? Silvio Berlusconi at the height of his powers.

15. What worries you the most? Uncertainty.

16. What is your proudest moment? Completing my undergraduate dissertation on race relations in the prison service.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? All-round top bloke.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Please see answer to question 4.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Manners, and they’re free!

20. What three words best describe you? Quirky, loyal, approachable.