On leaving school Sareth worked in the City of London, and Hong Kong, as an investment manager in the 1970s and 80s. Following her move to County Durham in the 1990s Sareth worked as an out of hours GP receptionist for 20 years.
Sareth has enjoyed a great variety of volunteer work. In 1998 she discovered she suffered from severe dyslexic this prompted her to volunteer at HMYOI Deerbolt, supporting adult literacy and numeracy. Once she had experienced life inside a prison she wanted to do more; she has a passion for sewing and established a course on behalf of Fine Cell Work, teaching embroidery, at HMP Frankland. During her role as High Sheriff of County Durham in 2006/2007, she became aware of Nepacs and has been a supporter ever since.
Since obtaining a teaching qualification at Sunderland University and a teaching specialism in numeracy with Teesside University, Sareth now teaches “Functional Skills in mathematics” at all levels. She currently teaches at HMYOI Deerbolt, where the emphasis is on embedded learning alongside vocational construction courses.