Watch our Workplace Wednesdays on YouTube

Missed our Workplace Wednesday sessions? No worries, you can watch them on Youtube.

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Workplace Wednesdays are all about giving you an introduction to the variety of industries and careers out there, by focusing on the day-to-day duties of people in these industries, and finding out how they got there! All sessions are suitable for students in school years 7 to 13.

 

Jake, Make Happen outreach officer
In this first YouTube video from our online event, Jake talks us through his career so far, the industry he works in, and his day-to-day duties. Many people have never heard of this job before so this is a great opportunity to find out more!
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Sean, PR and communications for planning
In this YouTube video from our online event, Sean talks us through the details of PR and communications, and different roles in the field, as well as his journey to his current role.
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Jo, broadcast media and marketing communications
In this YouTube video from our online event, we speak to Jo, who talks us through her varied career in broadcasting, publishing, communications, and marketing.
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Sam, a varied career, including with the Environment Agency
In this YouTube video from our online event, we speak to Sam, who has had a really interesting and varied career, including time spent working in an NHS pathology lab, secondary school teaching and with the Environmental Agency. This is a great episode that clearly shows careers don’t have to go in only one direction!
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Fran, national newspaper journalist and radio broadcaster

In this Workplace Wednesday talk we speak to Fran Abrams, an investigative journalist who has written a number of non-fiction books as well as articles for well-known media publications such as The Guardian and The Independent. Fran also has spent time at Radio 4 where she created the award winning File on 4 radio show. This episode is not to be missed!
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Mario, who works in scientific publishing

In this session we talk to Mario, who studied physics at university in Greece and since then he has moved to South Korea and Germany in order to pursue his passions of astronomy and astrophysics. Today, he works for Nature Astronomy where he curates content relating to galaxies, black holes and the universe at large. Find out about Mario’s job and his journey that got him to where he is today!
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Mark, computer programmer

In this episode of Workplace Wednesday we talk to Mark from Realbuzz, a senior programmer who found his passion for computers in school. From his start in the industry that came out of the blue, to his work today supporting people looking to raise money for charity through sporting events, this episode shows that computer programming is vital to so many industries today.
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Susan, TV sport producer

In this episode Jordan talks to Susan, a junior TV producer who currently works at ITV Sport. We will get to know how Susan has linked her passion for football with her career as she makes her way in the world of sport broadcasting. Susan also tells us about her first role in the industry, as a graphic operator, and how she has worked her way up to become a junior producer.
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Alice, law administration

In this episode of our regular Workplace Wednesday programmes, Jordan speaks with Alice, an administrative officer who works in the law sector, within the pre-court team. Alice shares with us how and when she decided she wanted to pursue a career in the law industry and how she stumbled upon this first opportunity. If a career in law is one that you are interested in then this episode of Workplace Wednesday is for you!
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Kate, primary school teacher

In this episode, Jordan interviews Kate, a primary school teacher, and finds out about her journey through education to her current position. Kate speaks about the challenges as well as the best moments of her teaching career so far, she also gives a few tips to the aspiring teachers out there. If you’re thinking about a future career in teaching – this is one not to be missed! Suitable for all students in years 7 to 13.
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Michael, retail 

In this episode, Jordan speaks with Michael, a customer experience specialist who now works for a pet food company. Michael tells us about his background in hospitality and his unique university experience where he studied at Edge Hotel, part of the University of Essex, which prepared him for his current role. We also hear how important it is to find a job which you are genuinely interested in, which Michael has done by matching his love for dogs with his day-to-day work. Suitable for all students in years 7 to 13.
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Dan, charity worker
In this episode of our Workplace Wednesday series Jordan interviews Dan who works for SSAFA, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association charity. Dan tells us about how volunteering with various organisations helped to find the career that is right for him in the charity sector, and why his role is much more than just a job – as he also informs the volunteers who provide daily support for the Armed Forces Veterans.
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Erin, clinical practitioner
In this episode Jordan speaks with Erin, a clinical practitioner. Starting out as a paramedic Erin gives us brilliant insight into a range of jobs in the medical and health field including nursing, physiotherapy and dieticians. Erin also discusses the details of her degree in Paramedic Science, which gave her a strong practical and theoretical base to be successful in her work. Be sure to watch this episode about a rewarding and in-demand job that will be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about a career in the medical and health field. Suitable for all students in years 7 to 13.
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Grant, RAF aircraft technician

In this episode Jordan talks to Grant, an aircraft technician with the RAF. Grant shares with us his stories and experiences with the RAF – that have taken him all over the world. As well as this, Grant tells us the type of person a career in the RAF would suit, so find out if it’s right for you in this episode of Workplace Wednesday. Suitable for students in years 7 to 13.
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Grace, solicitor

In this episode  Jordan talks to Grace, a solicitor who decided this was a career of interest through watching Will & Grace on TV! Since watching that show as a teenager she has been to university to study law and now works as a solicitor representing clients on a variety of matters. This is a career that lots of people aspire to so make sure to get the inside track by watching this episode! Suitable for students in years 7 to 13.
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Elia, psychology lecturer

In this episode we talk to Elia, a psychology lecturer at the University of Essex. This 30-minute discussion covers many topics, including Elia’s work looking at the sensation of pain, the decision to work as a psychology academic rather than practitioner, and the favourite parts of his job. If you have an interest in teaching or psychology check out this episode! Suitable for students in years 7 to 13.
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Caroline, international student recruitment officer
UK universities welcome students from all over the world, and in this episode of Workplace Wednesday, we talk to Caroline, who works in international student recruitment. This role has taken Caroline all over the world to destinations like Kenya and Brazil. If you have a passion for travelling and are looking to combine that with a career make sure you check out this episode! Suitable for years 7 to 13.
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Rob, sports content creator

In this episode, we talks to Rob, a sports content creator, working in sports media. Rob has experienced many roles in the industry and interviewed some well-known stars like England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and France captain Hugo Lloris. Rob has really had to persevere in his career and now he is seeing the success. Be sure to check out his story. Suitable for all school years 7 to 13.
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Ryan, football coach
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a football coach? Well, you can find out at this 30-minute online Workplace Wednesday, where we talk to Ryan, a football coach with experience at many well-known clubs. Ryan tells us about his story which includes deciding to go back to education at the age of 44 to increase his career prospects and set him apart in his field. Ryan’s journey has led him to be the first to do something in the world, find out what exactly that is in this episode! This session is open to students in years 7 to 13, but also to any interested parents, carers and guardians.
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