Nurten came to the UK fleeing persecution in Bosnia and was guided to JAN Trust. At JAN Trust, she enrolled on an ESOL and a Fashion & Design course. Upon completing both courses she was supported in building her CV and seeking employment. She gained a role as a supervisor at a clothes factory. With her training from JAN Trust and work experience, Nurten then secured the position as a Fashion & Design tutor at a college. She has gone onto completing a teacher training course.