Stockport Alumni: Find out about local talent

There’s no doubt that Stockport is overflowing with talent. This National Careers Week, to encourage you to tap into your own potential we have created a resource dedicated to researching your fellow Stockport alumni.


Alumni (plural noun)

a graduate or former student of a particular school, college, or university:

a former member of a group, company, or organization

From Actors & Actresses to Olympic athletes, finding out about fellow Stopfordians accolades is always a fun task and sniffing out your local celebrities is a great way to connect with your community on a deeper level. Scroll down to view some local examples and then download our Stockport Alumni Worksheet to research local and national success stories who inspire you!

How to use

This worksheet will help inspire your future career choices by learning about the successes of local professionals from here in Stockport. Try to find out about inspiring people from our borough – or even from your own school or college!

Use page one to showcase what you have learnt about your chosen alumni. Add details about their history or ‘biography’, including their experience or notable achievements, their education or professional training, and what skills they have demonstrated throughout their career.

Use page two to describe what made them successful and how they have evidenced this, as well as finding out about any challenges they came up against and how these were overcome.

Finally, tell us why you find this person inspiring.

Examples of Stockport Alumni

Phil Foden

Phil Foden is a Football superstar. Scouted at the age of 8 at a local football club, he has grown strength to strength in his sport and is now playing amongst some of the biggest footballers in the world! Playing for Manchester City, Phil Foden has scored a whopping 29 goals across 5 Premier League seasons and 4 of those seasons Manchester City had won the title – extremely impressive for a 22 year old.

Will Mellor

If you’re not sure who Will Mellor is (you’ve most likely been hiding under a rock) it might be worth asking your teacher or parents! Will Mellor is an actor, famous for roles in soaps such as Coronation Street, Eastenders and Hollyoaks to drama series like Line Of Duty – Will is a Stockport Household name. Studying at Stockport’s very own Werneth School and growing up in Bredbury, Will’s rise to fame is an interesting one with some incredible achievements under his belt.

Dame Joan Bakewell

Growing up in Heaton Moor, Dame Joan Bakewell is a clear example of an extremely intelligent woman who went on to do incredible things. Joan Bakewell went from Studying at Stockport’s Girls School to Cambridge University to study Economics then History. Starting as a production manager at BBC, Joan kickstarted her career as a broadcaster and TV presenter as well as a columnist on many popular newspaper publications like The Guardian. Find out more about Joan below and why she is a credit to Stockport!

Nathanial J Hall

Nathanial is a Stockport born actor, playwright and HIV activist. Most known for starring in Channel 4, BAFTA nominated television series ‘It’s a Sin’, Nathanial’s passion for theatre and acting shone through when delivering his role as Donald Bassett. Nathanial’s work also gained traction after he created his award-winning show ‘First Time’ about his personal experience with HIV which received audience and critical acclaim.