Missed our Workplace Wednesday sessions? Watch them on Youtube.

All sessions are suitable for students in school years 7 to 13

All events listed below are now on our YouTube channel.


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 Marios, 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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Coming up – live events! 

Clinical practitioner on 20 January

RAF technician on 27 January 

Visit our Events page for more