Hi there. I know that there's quite a few posts on here already that deal with references, but I've had a look and can't quite get an answer, so any advice would be very gratefully received! I have my current employer (they've been told and are very supportive) as my first reference, so that is all fine. But for my second reference, I have a bit of an issue. I am 22 and haven't been at school or uni for the last couple of years, so according to the guidelines I can't use any of my teachers or lecturers (as I haven't been in contact within the last 6 months). I don't personally know any doctors, lawyers, judges or clergy. I could put my Mum's friend (who is a teacher) and does know me (but not that well) as a last resort, but I was wondering if it would be better to put a lecturer or teacher, who could give me a more in depth reference, even if I haven't seen them for a while? And am I correct in assuming that i can't put a past employer down as my second reference? I know these are fairly stupid questions, but if anyone can help that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance!