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Long Sutton Careers book

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The book we created at school from a career questionnaire for our children on our Careers Day in June 2015

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Long Sutton Careers book

  1. 1. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Chris Puttick What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Entrepreneur What do you actually do in this job? I'm in charge of everything (and so nothing). Making people happy. The duck. Where do you work? At home & elsewhere Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? I work there What qualifications would the children need to get your job? None (but the associated learning and connections made while studying really, really helps) If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Come up with a business idea or 5, make them happen. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? "You should go to university and study engineering" What is the best advice you could give to the children? There are lots of choices. The ones you make now should make sure you keep on having lots of choices. Careers don't have to be for life - you can have more than one.
  2. 2. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Bill Lord What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Head teacher What do you actually do in this job? I get to work with a range of people and can see the impact of my work on a daily basis. I don't do the same thing every day. Where do you work? South Lincolnshire Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Bursa, Turkey What qualifications would the children need to get your job? They would need to do A levels and a degree. It doesn't have to be a teaching degree. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Ask to do voluntary work in a local school when at Secondary school. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? You only have to work hard for a few years to have a huge impact on the rest of your life. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Go for a job doing something you love and which will allow you to live the life you want.
  3. 3. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Teach Y4, promote ICT & the New Curriculum Where do you work? Carshalton Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Weyfield Primary (School) Academy What other jobs have you had? Copy Consultant at Kinko's Waitress at Grandmother's Restaurant What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Teaching degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Be full of humour, positive & inspiring What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Remember....these are 'your kids' for just a short time. Do your best by them while they're yours. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Dream! To dream is to live. Pursue your dreams. Don't let anyone tell you can't have what you dream & strive for.
  4. 4. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Steve Russell What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Education consultant What do you actually do in this job? Support schools with improving behaviour and wellbeing and developing leaders. Where do you work? In lots of different schools in Lincolnshire and other counties Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? I've always enjoyed working in Long Sutton. To be honest I find so many schools great places to work What other jobs have you had? Shop assistant. Teacher. Special Needs co-ordinator. Behaviour support teacher. Senior school improvement consultant. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree and then a teaching qualification plus some further qualifications in coaching and helping skills would be very helpful. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Focus on their learning and develop good study skills. And develop what are called their people skills - listening to others & caring for them. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Listen to your heart and find out what it is you want to get up and do each day that will give you satisfaction.
  5. 5. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Find out what you love learning about. Learning can sometimes seem to be a chore and hard work - but when you discover what really interests you that's when the learning journey becomes an amazing one.
  6. 6. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Jodie Lopez What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Head of Education What do you actually do in this job? Work with schools using software and help to engage customers and liaise with development teams to ensure new development matched customer need. Travel around UK visiting schools and running workshops etc. Also happy to talk about any of my former 33 jobs and how each and every single one has helped me progress through life even the ones that felt pointless at the time! Where do you work? Classroom Monitor Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Up a mountain skiing in France and Switzerland or by a lake in Italy What other jobs have you had? Where to begin...I have had 33 jobs ranging from babysitting to managing call centre teams. Door to door sales. Holiday rep, chalet host, resort manager. Bakery shop worker. Pizza maker. Teacher. Mystery shopper. And my degree was in Lighting Design so have worked in theatre, TV etc. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? I got this current job by being a teacher plus my previous experience in business and customer service. Many of my other jobs relied on nothing but hard work! If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard and stay focused even when the goal seems far away. Plus be open to opportunity and willing to move countries with six days’ notice if necessary ;-)
  7. 7. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? I was once told that I have a vision plus I know all the tiny steps to get me there and that is why I succeeded. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Do every job to your best ability even if it seems pointless. You never know what your boss's next job might be or who you might meet on the way to help you to the next level. I used to be a customer of my current employer. You just never know when the opportunity will arise. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I think I did enough :-)
  8. 8. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Oliver Quinlan What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Job Title: Programme Manager (So many people have job titles these days that don't say much about what they actually do) What do you actually do in this job? I work with schools, entrepreneurs, researchers and government trying to find the best ways of using technology in schools. Practically that means lots of talking to people about what we know about technology and learning, presenting and speaking at conferences, trying to persuade people to try new things, and visiting schools and seeing what teachers and pupils are doing with technology. I spend quite a lot of time reading interesting things, and lots of time thinking and working out ideas about how technology changes learning. I'm learning myself all the time, which I like. Sometimes I spend a lot of time in offices in meetings and reading and replying to emails. Most people these days do a lot of this, but this is the boring stuff so I try to do it as efficiently as possible. I get to travel around quite a lot. Often this is to boring places like conference centres but these are always made more interesting by all the friends I have met through work who I often bump into and get to work with and catch up with. Sometimes it is to interesting places like the frozen North of Finland or a trip next month to New York. Where do you work? Based in an office in central London, sometimes from home, often travelling to different places. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Probably the Arctic Circle in Finland a few years ago on a study visit to learn about Finnish schools (and learn some Skiing!). What other jobs have you had? When I finished University I spend some time working in music and radio. I was in an electronic music band, worked in studios, and ran club nights and DJed. I supported a few big bands and DJs including Example, Foals and Pendulum.
  9. 9. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information This is exciting, but it doesn't pay much in the early days, so I used to also work in schools helping with technology and ICT. I enjoyed helping people learn so I trained to be a teacher. I then worked as a primary school teacher for a few years, then was offered the opportunity of working in a University teaching people to become teachers. There I got interested in research and how governments make education systems work. I moved to my current job partly because it was a chance to work more on research, but also because I wanted to spend some time living in London. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree. I also have a Masters degree. When I'm talking to people about that it is less about proving that I got it like earlier qualifications, and more about sharing what I have learned from studying it. At school it can seem like you 'must have' certain qualifications as if they are on a tick list. However, when you get into many jobs so long as you have the basics its more about being able to talk about what you have learned. Thinking about what you are learning and how you are developing is important when studying, not just aiming to get it all finished and out of the way. When you have a job interview your qualifications are just the start to a conversation. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? If you were aiming for the job I do now at the start, you wouldn't start by doing what I have done. To get here quickly you'd be best off studying for a Masters degree, applying for internships with charities, and then applying for jobs as a researcher or a project manager. It's not always about getting one place quickly though. I never planned to do what I'm doing now, but I did always plan to do things that were interesting and fun to me and do some good. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? I once worked with someone who had been a priest, a software engineer, a teacher and become a Head Teacher all before he was 40. He advised me to keep following what is interesting and fun and not worry about career rules other people tell you too much. You have to think about 'the way things work' a bit, but only enough to understand it and use it to your advantage. Breaking the rules causes you trouble, but building on top of them with all your own ideas about what you want to do and how you want to do it is good. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Rather than asking what you want to do when you grow up, ask what kind of life you want to have. Then figure out what you can do that fits in with that, or that makes it happen.
  10. 10. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I don't think there's any point wishing. If you want to do it, aim to do so some time. You don't have to choose one job for life.
  11. 11. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name George Rist What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Accountant What do you actually do in this job? I work for a big company (Unilever - they make marmite, Ben and jerry's ice cream and dove stuff as well as lots of other things). When there is a project (like the launch of a new ice cream) lots of people work together to make sure everyone knows about it. Adverts, designing the tub, labels, magazine articles, taste tests etc. I make sure they don't spend too much money! Where do you work? Unilever, London Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? I went to a conference in America once What other jobs have you had? I worked in an IT department at university, helping people fix their broken computers, I was a trainee accountant (checking money) for a company who find jobs for people, I was a trainee accountant for an accountancy firm (they look after the money if lots of companies. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Now, you can train to be an accountant after GCSEs if you work for a local company, or if you get very good A levels you can get an apprenticeship with a big firm who will pay for your part time university course too. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Practise maths! And using spreadsheets! What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Always chose the things you love, not the things you think you should chose.
  12. 12. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Enjoy learning and never stop. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I would have liked to learn about plumbing. I think it's interesting and useful.
  13. 13. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Joanna Manning What is your educational background? GNVQ / BTEC Job / Profession National Lead Substance Misuse What do you actually do in this job? I seek to influence and promote good policy and best practice for children affected by their parents’ drug or alcohol misuse. Where do you work? I have an office base in Nottingham but I travel across the country. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? The best and most amazing place to work has always been with children and young people themselves - they are truly inspirational. I also find The Houses of Parliament amazing but scary too! What other jobs have you had? I have always worked with and for children who face many disadvantages or feel excluded and isolated - whether they are runaways, been sexually exploited, bullied or abused. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? They would need a mixture of qualifications and experience but most importantly passion and the feeling of wanting to make a difference. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Alongside doing your best at school, think about volunteering or participating in and contributing to your local community. Maybe think about others less fortunate than you or be part of a local campaign.
  14. 14. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Have influence through respect not power or position. So you don't have to be the top boss or have the most money to make the biggest influence. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Think about what is important to you? What are you really interested in? What are you passionate about? This will guide you to your job or career. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Solicitor
  15. 15. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Linda Crossland What is your educational background? GCSEs, Diploma Job / Profession Higher Level Teaching Assistant What do you actually do in this job? Work within a team of people facilitating and delivering learning opportunities for children aged 3, 4 and 5 years. Where do you work? Carr Hill Primary School Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Carr Hill Primary School What other jobs have you had? Clerical work in private industry, Health Service and the Civil Service. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Level 3/4 in Child Care or similar If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Gain good GCSE grades to gain entry into college. As you get older, voluntarily work with young children, helping out with younger children within the family and friends of the family. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? I have had a LOT of advice, all useful. I am 55 and still listening and learning!! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Give yourself choice when you become an adult. You can do this by: Working the hardest you can at school and become expert in the subjects you enjoy. Take every opportunity offered, both in school and out. Be brave, try new things! Aim to be the best you can, and treat others in the way you wish to be treated.
  16. 16. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Speech Therapist
  17. 17. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Dughall McCormick What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Educational Consultant What do you actually do in this job? Support schools in their use of technology. This involves advising school leaders and subject specialists and also providing training. I also organise and deliver training for school governors as well as helping school governing bodies to improve their effectiveness through guidance and support. Where do you work? Kirklees Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Ashbrow School What other jobs have you had? Graduate Management Trainee in a plastic packaging company. Primary School Teacher Various 'holiday' jobs in factories, warehouses, pubs, bars and clubs. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard. Be conscientious. Be dedicated. It is never too late. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Step away and take time to relax and have time for yourself and your family. Don't let work take
  18. 18. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information over your life. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Continue to commit to your education. Becoming educated can help you have choices. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No
  19. 19. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Amy Harvey What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Teach year 1, co-ordinate Literacy and curriculum. Organise school professional development, mentor students and develop parent partnerships. Where do you work? Kings Lynn Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Lesotho What other jobs have you had? Waitress EAL teacher What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree with qualified teacher status for example BEd or BA with PGCE If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard - spend time working in primary schools when doing work experience later. Like children :-) What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Love what you do. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Stay focused and only go into teaching if you really love it!
  20. 20. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Nope
  21. 21. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Janette Ratcliffe What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Archive Assistant What do you actually do in this job? I support the public with their research into family, local, house and lots of other types of history by either suggesting or producing documents from our Strong rooms - our oldest document is over 800 years old! Where do you work? Warwickshire County Record Office Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Here What other jobs have you had? I was a Primary School Teacher for 14 years What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Technically none but I'm doing it so that I can do the Masters and qualify as an Archivist (which I need to have a good degree for). If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Be a volunteer at an archive as experience is invaluable and love working with people and old documents. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Whatever you do, do it because you love it and do it the best way that you can.
  22. 22. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Think carefully and creatively about what you want to do - you have more talents than you realise. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I'm doing it :-)
  23. 23. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Connor Tandy What is your educational background? GCSEs, Diploma Job / Profession Assistant Zoo Keeper What do you actually do in this job? Feed, clean out animals Show members of the public around Carry out 'animal experiences' Maintenance of zoo enclosures The zoo is at Sewerby Hall, Bridlington and we have a range animals including penguins, parrots, llamas, alpacas, lemurs, monkeys Where do you work? Sewerby Hall and Zoo, Bridlington Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Here! What other jobs have you had? None- this is my part time job while I complete my qualifications - I hope to become a veterinary nurse What qualifications would the children need to get your job? BTEC level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management To do the extended diploma, you need 5 GCSEs grade A*- C including Maths, English and a Science If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Volunteer at your local zoo, Animal Park, animal rescue. I first went to Sewerby on my Y10 work experience and then volunteered for 18 months before I got a paid position
  24. 24. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Don't be afraid of the cold weather - it is an all year round job! What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Have the drive as well as the dream - if you want it go and get it. My form tutor always told us this! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Keep at it! Even if it's cold, wet and you're only a volunteer; it will be worth it in the end! Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Not yet, I hope to be doing that soon!
  25. 25. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Jo Debens What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Teacher (head of department) What do you actually do in this job? Teach! Write and resource lessons and schemes of work. Line manage stuff. Order resources. Organise trips. Administrative work such as budgets and finance. Policy writing. Where do you work? Secondary school Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? School What other jobs have you had? Retail management for three years after university for high street fashion. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Current job? A levels, degree, PGCE training and outdoor leadership qualifications. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Study hard but also explore the world! Get involved in things like Duke of Edinburgh award. Learn to lead others by doing other jobs first too. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Keep on learning. Never forget that nobody knows everything but everybody knows something. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't accept 'you can't do this job' no matter who says it. Aim high and keep going. When you hit a barrier just bounce back and have another go.
  26. 26. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Pilot
  27. 27. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Jay Virk What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Head Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Managing people do provide the best for pupils. Allowing creative opportunities to happen for pupils via staff. Where do you work? Leicester Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Leicester What other jobs have you had? Lab technician at Sunderland Hospital Volunteered - sports support for physically handicapped adults. Played & watched basketball What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A levels Degree & QTS to teach If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get involved in schools when they are older than 16. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Taking on any studying is hard & should be - otherwise not worth the paper it is written on! Try and enjoy the journey rather than focusing on what needs to be done.
  28. 28. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't be afraid to take a risk & try different things. Mix with old & young people and learn from their experiences Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Continue with volunteering
  29. 29. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Miles Berry What is your educational background? A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession University lecturer What do you actually do in this job? Teach students, create courses, mark coursework, give tutorials. Some research, lots of writing, quite a few talks to school teachers and some consultancy. Where do you work? The University of Roehampton. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? I once gave a talk in Seoul, and am soon to spend a couple of weeks working with the Singapore government. What other jobs have you had? Statistician Teacher Head teacher What qualifications would the children need to get your job? GCSEs, A Levels, a degree and usually a doctorate (although I don't have one) If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard. Read lots. Take an interest in one thing in particular. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Doing something interesting and useful is more important than getting paid lots (although that would be nice...)
  30. 30. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Stay curious! Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Computer programmer.
  31. 31. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Colin Grimes What is your educational background? GCSEs Job / Profession Student Teacher What do you actually do in this job? I am training to be a primary school teacher after spending 24 years in the Royal Air Force Where do you work? A primary school in Northumberland Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Afghanistan What other jobs have you had? I spent 24 year in the Royal Air Force. I was fortunate enough to serve all around the world in a number of interesting jobs. In one year I spent a month in Norway then 3 months in Oman. I was in the Middle East on 11 September 2001, the day the world changed. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Normally you would need a degree then a post-graduate qualification or you could study for a degree in education. I am lucky, I was able to join a scheme offering teacher training to service leavers who could train to be teachers in schools whilst studying for their degree. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard and try! I didn't really try at school as I had an idea of what I wanted to do (join the RAF) - however I found when I left that employers wanted me to have certain qualifications just to get an interview. I lost count of the jobs I couldn't apply for because I didn't have the right pieces of paper!
  32. 32. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? It's not too late to so something new. I started studying to be a teacher when I was 42! What is the best advice you could give to the children? You might not know now what you want to be - don't worry about that! Work hard and give yourself the best chance you can in the future. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No
  33. 33. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Chris Ratcliffe What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree Job / Profession Sales Director What do you actually do in this job? Manage: a team of sales consultants, a team of trainers, cost budgets, Revenue budgets for trade sales representative and direct sales, Exhibitions, Part of a team that comes up with ideas for new Products. Meetings, way too many meetings. Submitting tenders. Liaising with partners and lobbying government. Where do you work? At home, Witney, Southam, London and in schools Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Too much choice. Amazing was working in Formula One, best is Scholastic or my first (Saturday) job working on the rag market in Birmingham What other jobs have you had? In order: Car washer (age 11) Saturday job working on the rag market (age 13-18) Advertising sales at university newspaper (20-21) PR & Marketing coordinator (21-23) Sales and marketing coordinator (23-26)
  34. 34. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Scholastic - from buyer to sales director (26-37) What qualifications would the children need to get your job? according to my sister, you "just need to be lucky" Technically none (My degree was in journalism). If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work very, very, very hard. Don't be afraid to start at the bottom. Take your chances. Be passionate. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Two pieces: 1. Your salary is like a suitcase. It doesn't matter how big it is, you'll fill it. 2. You'll be at work for more hours than you'll be asleep, so make sure you damn well enjoy it. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Aim high and don't stop trying to get there. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I want to do so many things. Astronaut, pilot, snow boarder...
  35. 35. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Keith What is your educational background? GCSEs, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? I currently teach adults, but teaching secondary children for 30 odd years before. Where do you work? University of Roehampton Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Elliott School What other jobs have you had? I worked on production line for Birds Eye, (frozen peas mainly) Scientific officer (medical microbiology) for Public Health Laboratory. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree 2:I hopefully, and a PGCE If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Believe in yourself, oh, and work hard What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? You work to live, you don't live to work. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Try different things out; keep your options open, start paying for your pension on your first day in work.
  36. 36. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Broadcaster What do you actually do in this job? I talk on the radio. Where do you work? Guildford Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Virgin radio in London What other jobs have you had? I waitressed while I was studying. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? I would suggest A levels. It doesn't matter which subjects though. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get lots and lots of experience volunteering at a student or hospital radio station or making your own podcasts. And be prepared to work unsocial hours. It's not a 9-5. I start work at 6am. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? If someone gives you an opportunity, don't let them down. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Get all the qualifications you can. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Photography
  37. 37. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Broadcaster What do you actually do in this job? I talk on the radio. Where do you work? Guildford Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Virgin radio in London What other jobs have you had? I waitressed while I was studying. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? I would suggest A levels. It doesn't matter which subjects though. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get lots and lots of experience volunteering at a student or hospital radio station or making your own podcasts. And be prepared to work unsocial hours. It's not a 9-5. I start work at 6am. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? If someone gives you an opportunity, don't let them down. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Get all the qualifications you can. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Photography
  38. 38. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Will Scott What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Financial aid counsellor What do you actually do in this job? Assist students with choosing the most affordable way to cover the cost of their education. Council students to ensure they maintain satisfactory academic progress Where do you work? St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Hawaii What other jobs have you had? Scuba diving instructor sailing charter captain What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Bachelors degree PADI instructor Captains license If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Study Become comfortable early with public speaking What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Enjoy what you do; you spend way too large a percentage of your life working to not enjoy it
  39. 39. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Learn from the past, enjoy the present, don't stress too much about the future Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Photography
  40. 40. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Neil Rickus What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession University lecturer and independent consultant What do you actually do in this job? Teach teachers how to use computers (hopefully well!) Where do you work? Nationwide, including University of Leeds Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Kruger National Park, South Africa What other jobs have you had? Project manager for Vodafone; Primary school teacher What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree, PGCE and preferably a higher degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work really hard, especially in computing lessons and make sure you help people with their computers - including your teachers! What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Sometimes you need to have a go at new things, even if it scares you or it's not exactly your specialism What is the best advice you could give to the children? Try to get some work experience in your chosen job, plus make sure you get your English and Maths GCSEs as people still ask about them when you're older
  41. 41. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I've travelled round the world a few times and would have liked to combine travel with work on more occasions
  42. 42. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Craig Robertson What is your educational background? GCSEs, In-work qualifications Job / Profession Bar Manager What do you actually do in this job? Stock ordering. Staff rotas. Cashing up. Serving the public. Staff training and development. Health and safety. Understanding and adhering to licencing law. Man management. Cleaning. Where do you work? Mansfield Town F.C. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Mansfield Town F.C. What other jobs have you had? Her Majesty's Inspector of Taxes. (Clerk) Mansfield Hosiery Mills. (Machinist) Tesco Stores Ltd. (Night Manager) Brown Cow Public House. (Landlord) Nags Head Public House. (Landlord) Cross Keys Public House. (Landlord) Taxi Driver. ASDA. (General Asst.) What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Maths and English are essential. Any business related qualification would also be a great advantage. After this my job is mostly about vocational learning and experience. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? The best advice I could give would be to get a part time bar job whilst you are getting yourself the best education you can. The licence trade is very much a customer focus based business. Your education will be invaluable in your career, however, just as important will be learning how
  43. 43. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information to deal with the public in what can sometimes be volatile situations. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Work to live, don't live to work. Your career is important, it is however important to find a good and healthy balance between your work and home life. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Stay true and honest to yourself and your family. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Actor
  44. 44. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Gemma What is your educational background? Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Archivist What do you actually do in this job? I look after collections of rare books and manuscripts. These are used by students and researchers. I develop digital resources and scan and digitise documents to preserve them for future use, work on exhibitions and catalogue new items. Where do you work? At a university Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Luckily, this one! What other jobs have you had? Bar staff, retail manager, teacher, freelance graphic designer What qualifications would the children need to get your job? It depends - most archives assistants have a degree, archivists have to have a Masters Degree too. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Computer stuff is useful - many records are now digital and archives need to know how to make and keep old formats accessible in the future. Take opportunities that are offered especially any work or voluntary experience in this area. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? You may end up in a completely different area of than you were planning - don't rule anything out too soon. Be confident that you can learn new skills when you need to.
  45. 45. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? There are 100s of jobs around that you'll never of heard of, or that you'll never be told about - don't be afraid to try something new. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Musician
  46. 46. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Paul Youd What is your educational background? GCSEs, Apprenticeship, GNVQ / BTEC, Diploma, In-work qualifications Job / Profession Engineering Officer What do you actually do in this job? I design, test and install a number of various communication networks that securely connect together British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates back to UK. This involves working in high threat environments such as Afghanistan, Somalia and Libya. Where do you work? The Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Too many. Australian, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Thailand and many others What other jobs have you had? I was a member of the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army for 25 years What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A diploma in communications systems, experience of Internet equipment, mobile phones and other communications devices. You also need to be a British national and hold a Top Secret security clearance. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Either a degree in communications or computer systems, experience in the Armed Forces would be a bonus and industry standard qualifications such as Cisco CCNP. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Put your nose down, concentrate and work hard
  47. 47. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Make the most of the time to gain as much knowledge as possible. Study for things that interest you. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No, not really.
  48. 48. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Will Ryan What is your educational background? GCSEs, In-work qualifications, Degree Job / Profession Education Consultant What do you actually do in this job? Develop high quality school leadership, Promote high quality teaching and learning, Help schools carry out curriculum development work, Write books and articles. Where do you work? All over the UK, Denmark, Bahrain, Malaysia, Holland Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia What other jobs have you had? Local Authority Inspector, Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Teacher, Milkman and Paper Boy. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Bachelor of Education Degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard for the qualifications.... but never forget what it feels like to be a five year old, seven year old or 11 year old... it will stand you in very good stead! What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Children will give you a gift marked to the best teacher in the world, this is not because you are the best teacher in the world, and it is because they want you to be the best teacher in the
  49. 49. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information world! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Think now about you like to play at, think about the things you like to imagine you are doing, think about your pastimes and hobbies.... now can you imagine your ideal job. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Journalist
  50. 50. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Anton Wilson What is your educational background? GCSEs, GNVQ / BTEC, In-work qualifications Job / Profession Business Analyst / Company Owner What do you actually do in this job? I work with organisations to help them put IT systems into place, which help them to manage their relationships, usually with their customers, or to find new ones, using marketing methods, and to manage their relationships with their existing customers via various sales processes. But for some organisations it might not be about customers at all, it might be about ensuring that they can find experts in a particular field of science, so that they can work together to study how diseases emerge and spread in the population. My role is to understand how organisations do things, so that information systems can be built to make their work easier. Where do you work? Depends on the role, but at home or my own office at present, in London Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Stockholm in Sweden. What other jobs have you had? I was a labourer for my dad, who was a builder before he retired, when I was a teenager, in the summer holidays for a few years. He was trying to make me want to become a builder like him, but I said no - I'd already decided I wanted to make computer software. My first proper job was writing computer software, on huge mainframe systems for Experian in Nottingham. It did not fulfil my dreams of writing the artificial intelligence for computer games... so I left! I then did some GIS Data Capture for East Midlands Electricity. I then worked as an IT Manager and in this role I learned a lot about how businesses use
  51. 51. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Information Systems. I then left for London to work for a business software company, where I began to specialise in my current area of expertise. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? I would recommend at least up to 'A' Level, and it would be easier with a degree. I have neither, though I did get an 'A' Level equivalent computer programming qualification which got me my start. I always had the sense from others with degrees that they had an easier time starting their careers. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? My job is quite specific and requires business knowledge - university can teach you some of this, but a lot of it is learned over time once you have a job. Technical skills normally come first when you get into IT, so If you love the idea of coding or making websites / apps, just do it! It is hard at first but a lot of fun when you 'get it'. It will be much easier to get a job if you have a genuine passion for something, which is better than any qualification. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? This was at a Stags Supporters Club Christmas party...! The chap's Name was Steve. Unsure of his surname. I laughed at his dancing and he thought I was too serious, that I should relax. We talked about our work, he listened and then said "use it as your University." It always stayed with me, and I did exactly that. It paid off. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Do what you love. To be good at something, and to enjoy it, it is much easier if whatever it is gives you a 'buzz'. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Artificial Intelligence programmer for computer games, or astronomer, still fascinated by space.
  52. 52. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Steve Gregory What is your educational background? GCSEs Job / Profession Tile setter What do you actually do in this job? Remodel kitchens, bathrooms and flooring throughout. Where do you work? Southern California Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Pelican Hill, Newport Beach. What other jobs have you had? Warehouse labourer Injection moulding tool setter assistant Kebab shop carpet cleaning What qualifications would the children need to get your job? None If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Print off small bio sheets about yourself with a contact number and post them inside Tile and/or flooring supply stores/warehouses What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? - Excuses are opportunities lost - Treat & care for every job as though it is for your Mother
  53. 53. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Be a Thank God It's Monday guy, not a Thank God It's Friday barfly. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No
  54. 54. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name John Bainbridge What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications Job / Profession Accountant What do you actually do in this job? Produce accounts for a company. Showing turnover, cost of sales and profitability. Paying wages and salaries for all employees. Dealing with government departments for payroll taxes, VAT and corporation tax. Collecting money from customers - dealing with banks. Paying suppliers for items purchased. Producing statistics for goods sold by brand and type. Where do you work? Wirtgen Limited Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? N/A What other jobs have you had? Paper round Market stall What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Either A levels or a degree or accounting qualification from a local college (AAT is a good qualification to start) If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Go to college or university to study accounting or finance. Get a job with a company that will support you in professional study.
  55. 55. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Care about what you do - if you do not care or enjoy your work leave and find something else. What is the best advice you could give to the children? When you start work do not expect too much too soon. All jobs have their boring parts so look on a job as a way of gaining experience. Trying to be enthusiastic - nothing makes an employer switch off than an employee who does not care. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Charity worker in third world
  56. 56. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Nigel Richardson What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Media & Public Affairs Manager What do you actually do in this job? Translate complex engineering projects into a language that is easily understood by the media and other stakeholders. Write and distribute press releases and editorial features and make contact with MPs, think tanks and trade associations to promote the work of the organisation I work for. Where do you work? Energy Technologies Institute, Loughborough Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Six week secondment to 10 Downing Street when I worked for the Government's regional press office What other jobs have you had? Newspaper reporter, council press officer, Government press officer. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Good GCSEs and A Levels at least and certainly an ability to write to a good standard of English. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Read and watch the news to see how it is reported, take an interest in current affairs and politics, try and get work experience at a local newspaper or radio station. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Try to keep up to date with the latest trends in news and pr. It's no longer enough to simply
  57. 57. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information issue a press release and hope for the best, you need to have a fully integrated approach that takes in video, digital and social media. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Without a decent GCSE in English and Maths you will struggle. Try and take subjects you enjoy. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Michelin starred chef
  58. 58. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Ajay Jina What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Diploma, In-work qualifications Job / Profession Technical Specialist What do you actually do in this job? Advise Potato Store managers and owners on best practice. Work from home, and cover UK, Europe and surrounding countries. Ensure appropriate trials are commissioned and conducted to meet regulatory requirements Trouble shoot, ensure effective use of products and general advice on potato storage Where do you work? From home- Long Sutton Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? New job - but hoping to get to Canada, US & Mexico What other jobs have you had? Librarian (at work) Lab assistant Assistant Technologist Technical Officer Development Executive What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree level is science subject. Plenty of experience If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get educated; be focused and interested in all things agriculture with an inquisitive, scientific mind-set. Ensure they have great communication skills and are able to make them understood.
  59. 59. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Do what you love to do! Then things are a joy, education & work What is the best advice you could give to the children? You can do whatever you choose to do when you are older, just start making it happen now. Ask everyone for advice & help to get you there. As a caring community all we want is the best for all children. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Be a teacher
  60. 60. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Rachel Wesley What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree Job / Profession Quality Assurance Manager - food industry What do you actually do in this job? Ensure that we meet all legal, quality and customer requirements. Write and implement systems Audit systems and paperwork Manage and develop QC team Involved in customer audits and visits Training staff Where do you work? Albert Bartlett What other jobs have you had? I worked in retail when I was studying Have worked in Technical in the food industry since I graduated What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree in Food Science or similar If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard Get relevant work experience What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Always try your best
  61. 61. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? As above! Don't let other people’s opinions affect your choices Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Environmental Health
  62. 62. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Tim Bleazard What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Diploma, Degree Job / Profession Consultant What do you actually do in this job? Advise schools on safe and purposeful use of technology to excite learners and teachers. Where do you work? Bradford Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? My second job in a Bradford Middle School What other jobs have you had? Bar staff, supermarket worker, summer camp worker, data entry, van driver, drama teacher (Saturday morning) What qualifications would the children need to get your job? teaching qualifications. GCSEs, A levels, teaching degree. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Experiment with technology, try new apps and programs, and teach friends how to use a new app or program for app for a purpose in a lesson. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Have a balance in your life so you enjoy lots of things. If you don't like doing a job do something else.
  63. 63. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Value your education. It gives you a choice in life. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Train driver!
  64. 64. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Lucy Bleazard What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Medical Student What do you actually do in this job? I am currently a second year medical student training to be a doctor. I'm 19 years old now and have three more years of training to go. Where do you work? Hospitals and GP surgeries in and around Leicester Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Accident and Emergency What other jobs have you had? Before I went to university I worked in a chip shop! It got me some pocket money but I wouldn't want to be doing it for the rest of my life, it was very boring and you went home smelling like fish and chips! What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Good grades in at least English and Maths at GCSE, and good grades in science subjects help. Three A's at A-Level, which has to include chemistry. And then off to university to get a degree in medicine (called a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - or MBChB for short) which is what I'm doing! If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? If you're interested in becoming a doctor, nurse or paramedic, then the best thing you can do is get involved in the world of healthcare. St John's Ambulance cadets, work experience with a GP surgery or hospital, and volunteering in a care home are all great, but if you're too young for that just now then just work hard at school to make sure you have the best chance later on. Not kidding, I think a lot of my enthusiasm for medicine came from watching medical TV programmes when I was younger!
  65. 65. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Just when you're about to give up, do 5 more minutes, they might be the best 5 minutes you've done all day. Also, treat yourself when you've made an achievement! Don't be too hard on yourself What is the best advice you could give to the children? I was the first person from my secondary school to go to medical school, so even if you think it can't be done - well that's all the more reason to try! Work hard, but don't be too hard on yourself. Always do your best. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No, I've always wanted to be a doctor!
  66. 66. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Geoff Palmer What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Diploma, In-work qualifications, Degree Job / Profession Head Teacher (retired) What do you actually do in this job? I was Head Teacher of a small primary school for 17 years. I taught Y5/6 for 4 days a week and did the administration, planning , policies, meeting people who thought they were important and a host of other things on the 5th day and after school or at home in the evening. Where do you work? Moulton Chapel Primary School Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Moulton Chapel Primary School What other jobs have you had? Apart from working in holidays while I was at school and university, I have always worked as a teacher, deputy Head Teacher or Head Teacher. I have also worked as a part-time adviser to head teachers. Now I am retired, I am a school governor (Long Sutton) and church treasurer (St Mary's, Long Sutton). These are voluntary. The treasurer job takes up 1 to 2 days a week. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree. Later on they would need to get a qualification to be a Head Teacher. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? They would need to do well at their studies to go to university. They would get an advantage by doing work experience at schools when they are at secondary school and by volunteering to help in schools whenever they could.
  67. 67. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Enjoy it. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Decide for yourself what you want to do - do not be too influenced by others. This is in choosing your career and in following it. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No - it was the best job for me!
  68. 68. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name James Small What is your educational background? GCSEs, GNVQ / BTEC Job / Profession Farmer What do you actually do in this job? I work in the production of red meat, beef and lamb. In order to produce this vital, healthy and sustainable product we need to graze the animals on grasses and look after them through the winter months when the grass stops growing. I work on a farm that is approx. 1000 acres, that's around 500 football pitches in size. I work outside for most of the time though IT plays an increasingly large role in our work. We already have EID systems for the sheep and we are working towards EID systems for the cattle. We also have the added benefit of working in the countryside, lots of fresh air and a huge variety of everyday jobs. I can honestly say that no two days are the same. We sell the young cattle at around 10 months of age and the lambs are sold at around 9 months of age. Oh, and you also get to drive some really big tractors! Where do you work? On a farm located on the Mendip Hills, Somerset Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Not sure its work, but because of it I got to have lunch with HM the Queen which was pretty amazing. What other jobs have you had? I have always worked in farming related jobs. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Basic GCSEs', then further education at agricultural college/university. Working knowledge of all sciences a must. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get training as per above. Get as much experience as possible, look around and see how other farms/farmers work and
  69. 69. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information try your hand at all production methods until you find the discipline that you like. Always push yourself. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Things don't happen for you unless you make them happen. What is the best advice you could give to the children? The food services sector is the largest industry in the UK, worth over £100 Bill PA. It’s not just farming, though we are the bedrock to this huge industry; there's also science research, genetics, R&D, soil health, animal health, sustainability, breeding improvements, transport, logistics, building design, renewable energy, food science, retail and the list goes on. We are all part of a team, and that team needs new ideas, it needs you! Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Nope.
  70. 70. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name SN What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree Job / Profession HMRC Criminal Investigator What do you actually do in this job? Essentially the job is the police wing of HM Revenue & Customs; we have similar powers to the police including the power of arrest. Much of the work we do is plain clothes & targets organised crime gangs involved in smuggling of counterfeit tobacco, cigarettes & alcohol. These same gangs are often involved in people trafficking and we will work jointly with police & immigration. Another aspect of our work is targeting the retail end of smuggling operations & will involve raiding shops & residential premises. Finally we also work in combating Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud, these are mostly white collar criminals who can make millions of £ by cheating the tax payer. Where do you work? Nationwide Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? The cutters, small fast boats designed to intercept smugglers. What other jobs have you had? When I first left school I worked as a coal miner. Although the job was physically very hard and very dirty, I really loved the job. I did very badly at school I'm afraid (I was quite lazy) and when the mines all closed I had no qualifications. With a friend we pooled our redundancy money to set up a security business, we were both pretty poor businessmen & our business failed & we lost all our money. I had to get some proper qualifications to get back in to job market. So I went back to college, then went on to University. While I was studying I worked in a knitwear factory in Sutton in Ashfield for 3 years, it was a bit boring packing tights into boxes all night, but the people who worked there were good fun to work with and it paid the bills. After working in the factory I finished my studies & went to work at the Inland Revenue (HMRC) as an auditor before moving into Criminal Investigations about 5 years ago.
  71. 71. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What qualifications would the children need to get your job? HMRC and the Civil Service in general don't always expect new recruits to have qualifications, depending on the role that you are applying for. Although the Civil Service is under a lot of financial pressure with cuts, it is still a good sector to work in. They are a reasonably good employer and if you can get into any Government Department, there are still lots of opportunities to gain additional qualifications in post. The Civil Service also operate a policy of recruiting internally across departments, so there is nothing to stop you going for a complete change of career, if you find you are getting bored or stale in a role. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Civil Service still recruit young people at entry level, they can often be found at jobs fairs and there guidance on recruitment can be found on www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service/about/recruitment What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? To be perfectly honest, good advice was in short supply when I was growing up. Where we lived it was assumed you would leave school at 16 and go straight into mining. Because the jobs were well paid & plentiful I don't think our parents ever pushed us to do anything different. What is the best advice you could give to the children? However boring a subject might seem at school, never underestimate the value of knowledge, stuff that seems totally irrelevant now could be crucial in 10 years. If you don't get the result you'd hoped for at school, it's not the end of the world; education is something you can continue to gain for the rest of your life. Finally don't be afraid to go for it, if you have a career in mind that you know you want to do, you may not be able to take the direct route, but go for it anyway. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? I wanted to be a teacher when I left the mines. Ending up in the Civil Service was a happy accident. When I get too old to chase smugglers, I will try to get into teaching again.
  72. 72. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Nora Olsen What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Professor and Potato Specialist What do you actually do in this job? I conduct research and help potato growers and the industry with problems. I answer a lot of questions, consult on what may be happening in their fields and storages, conduct exciting and applied research, and write articles and give presentations to help educate growers. Where do you work? Idaho, USA Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Idaho, USA What other jobs have you had? In college I had to wash dishes and work food service. Then I was able to get a job in a laboratory working on research. I have also worked at an apple orchard and greenhouse. Otherwise I have always worked in science doing research. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? They would need a doctoral degree in plant science. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Enjoy learning and be curious. Work hard in school, but have time to go outside and explore the world. Go to college, work for professors who are conducting research so you can learn the scientific method, and continue on to graduate school. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? If it is no longer fun, do something different.
  73. 73. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Select a career doing something that you love. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Agricultural attorney
  74. 74. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Chris Copeman What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? I am a class teacher and ICT subject leader. I teach a range of different subjects and help other teachers and children learn how to use iPads in their classrooms effectively. Where do you work? Whaplode Primary School Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Whaplode Primary School What other jobs have you had? I have worked at Kirton Primary School and indeed Long Sutton Primary School. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Good GCSE's and A levels. They would then need to attend university and get a degree and a PGCE qualification. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard in school and help out as much they can. Try to get the best qualifications they can and work as hard as possible! What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? It’s better to have tried and failed than to have failed without trying at all! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Make the most of your time at school. It will shape your life as an adult and help you to get the
  75. 75. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information best possible job! Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Chef
  76. 76. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Mike McSharry What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Company Owner What do you actually do in this job? Everything! Computer technical support for schools, teacher and pupil training, looking after staff issues. CEO - Chief Everything Officer Where do you work? Leicestershire Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Freight Rover where we made vans. My job was working everywhere!! What other jobs have you had? Book and CD supplier for Dorling Kindersley Supplied massive computer systems to councils and hospitals. Did engine research and vehicle testing in big car company Worked in manufacturing (all aspects foundry, machine shops, welding, forge, massive vehicle assembly plants) What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Willingness (nay desire) to keep learning new things. Wonderment. Awesome maths and literacy skills Willingness to listen and understand what people are really saying If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Experiment with new things. Understand that they need to spell and carry out maths without a computer, iPad or calculator.
  77. 77. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Be curious about all things around them. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? You'll never know all the answers, so make sure you can develop some awesome questions. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Learn how to listen for meaning. When you listen think about what people are saying to you and not what you are about to say next. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Photographer - but I'm colour blind so a bit limited on options
  78. 78. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Chloe What is your educational background? GCSEs, Apprenticeship, A levels, Diploma Job / Profession Digital Marketing What do you actually do in this job? Digital marketing is where you promote and advertise using either social media or digital software such as publisher and Photoshop. Where do you work? SystemEd Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? SystemEd What other jobs have you had? -Cleaner -Saturday shampooist -receptionist What qualifications would the children need to get your job? -GCSE's If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Focus on getting the best grades they can in their GCSE's What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Do what makes you happy and not what makes others happy What is the best advice you could give to the children? Focus and knuckle down to get the best grades you can
  79. 79. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Journalist
  80. 80. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Jacob Oliver What is your educational background? GCSEs, Apprenticeship, GNVQ / BTEC Job / Profession I.T Technician What do you actually do in this job? I provide day-to-day support for client and server devices, manage networks and ensure they're running securely and efficiently. Where do you work? SystemEd Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? N/A What other jobs have you had? N/A What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Level 3 in I.T, relevant experience and enthusiasm If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? They would need to start learning on how computer systems work, starting off with basics such as how do they work and why do they work. This could include the use of devices such as Raspberry Pi and finding out different layers of the system and how they interact with each other before finding areas that they find more interesting and they would then need to move on to that What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Take a backup.
  81. 81. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't let others decide why or how you do things, figure it out for yourself and learn from any mistakes. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No
  82. 82. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Catherine E What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession eLearning Consultant What do you actually do in this job? I work with schools in the city to support them to use all kinds of technology to help students learn. For example I may meet with a Head Teacher to talk about how we can help the school improve speaking and writing using tablets, or I may be training teachers to teach the new Computing curriculum. Other times I'll work with a class of children to create an animation or film, or to program in Scratch. I get to try out lots of new technology in this job and see how it can help people learn and achieve more. Right at this moment I am learning Python programming language! Where do you work? Sheffield City Council Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Here - for the job. Patterdale Youth Hostel - for the location! What other jobs have you had? After university I volunteered with Oxfam to give talks on their work in schools and help raise awareness of campaigns. After that I worked in a youth hostel in the Lake District for a summer season - that was a brilliant way to live in a beautiful place and earn some money at the same time. My first proper job was as a teacher of modern languages, and I taught in two different schools. Then I worked for the council creating interactive digital materials. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? I wouldn't be able to do my job if I hadn't first qualified as a teacher. To do that I needed a degree, and then to complete a PGCE. After that though, I mainly needed a passion for education and technology and lots of experience.
  83. 83. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? To become a teacher, get some experience working with young people, try tutoring or volunteering in a school. Make sure you do actually enjoy it! Then decide what you would like to teach and complete a degree in that. In order to do something similar to my role, you need to be interested in technology and how it helps people learn, and be able to show other people. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Make sure you do something you enjoy! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't just think about the subjects you need to study to do a job, think about the personality traits and working environment too. You may love languages but don't become a translator if you like working with other people. Don't consider a sales job if you're a bit shy etc. And don't think that you are stuck in one particular direction - people nowadays will have lots of different careers. I was going to be an engineer, and got a place to study it at university. After I sat my maths A level I realised it really wasn't the career for me and I ended up studying languages instead. It was the best decision I made as I loved languages, but considered engineering because I was a girl who was good at maths and physics. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Theatre director
  84. 84. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Mark England What is your educational background? GCSEs, Apprenticeship Job / Profession Water Leakage Technician What do you actually do in this job? In short, I find and fix water leaks on the national network. Where do you work? Leicester Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Johnson Controls Automotive - a simple factory job, but a great happy team environment What other jobs have you had? Painter & decorator Electrician Fork lift truck driver Data analyst Delivery driver Scrap metal worker Postman What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Our company takes on young apprentices who would require decent general GCSE grades, especially maths and English. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Apply to Severn Trent Water for their apprenticeship scheme, or specialist leakage contractor companies: such as MWH Global, Morrisons, Amey, Hydrosave etc, who have all started to take a keen interest in the apprenticeship scheme.
  85. 85. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Your time at school is the important foundations for life; however, it's the walls and roof of adulthood that defines your qualities for all to see. What is the best advice you could give to the children? If you find school and education a struggle, as I did, don't consider yourself a failure if you leave education after underperforming; you have the rest of your life to succeed and continue learning and progressing as an individual. Life is a lesson, the only rules should be to be good and be happy. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Writer - I took further education in English, in my own time through Open University. I've written 3 novels and still dream of becoming a full time author
  86. 86. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Kevin Rennie What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, In-work qualifications, Degree, Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Management Consultant What do you actually do in this job? Help people solve business problems, transform their organisations and grow profitably. Where do you work? UK / Australia / Europe Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Right here, right now! (And Australia) What other jobs have you had? I currently own and run my own businesses, but prior to that I worked in the big consultancy firms, and prior to that I was a Civil Servant in the Department for Education. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Experience is the most important qualification - they need to get involved in business challenges and problems as early as possible and develop tools and insights to solve them. Personal motivation is also another really important qualification - without this you won't get anywhere and nobody will listen to you. Then after that, you'll need to consider getting a degree and an MBA - though there are plenty of consultants and business owners out there who don't have these, they helped me with my career path. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Get involved in business problems and challenges as quickly as possible. If you are doing work experience, do all you can to understand the bigger picture and the challenges the business is facing. Be enquiring - ask questions and read around the challenges that the business is facing.
  87. 87. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information As yourself what you would do. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? 1 - Take the option that give you more options; and focus on being the best in the world at what you do. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Find out who is doing what you want to do and learn from them - ask for help. Get a mentor or coach as soon as possible - ideally more than one. Set your standards and expectations high - if you don't you won't get there. Look for the best peer group around - the most fun, ambitious go getting people you possibly can - and spend time with them. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? No - I have had a great time and loved every second of what I do.
  88. 88. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Mark Watson What is your educational background? GCSEs Job / Profession FMCG Marketing What do you actually do in this job? Launch products into the market - I have helped to develop many products that are seen in Supermarkets Analyse market data to provide insight to the business that can used to give us an advantage Work closely with retailers to help them manage their ranges Write long term strategies for the business. Where do you work? Princes Foods Liverpool Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Everywhere I have worked has had great parts to it What other jobs have you had? Started out working in a shop 25 years ago, worked my way up through the ranks, then moved to Head Office, then moved to a manufacturer - stayed in manufacturing for 10 years before moving into consultancy, then moved back into manufacturing. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? To work with me in my current job role, with no experience then the only route into the business is on the graduate scheme. The requirements are a 2:1 degree to be considered for the scheme. With no degree then it would probably take 15-20 years working up through the ranks and getting promotions. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? The only way any young person could do my job is to achieve in education. Passing GCSE's, A Levels and Degrees. Or have a long history of work experience.
  89. 89. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Educational achievement enables you to stay in control of your choices in life - the moment you lose the ability to choose what you do, then you stop being in control of what happens to you. What is the best advice you could give to the children? I interview young people for jobs all of the time - the main thing that most of them are lacking are being worldly wise; have some interests, be aware of the world around you, watch the news, read a newspaper, have an opinion on something. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Professional Footballer
  90. 90. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Darren Smith What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Head Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Lead a primary school Where do you work? Colchester, Essex Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Cuenca, Spain What other jobs have you had? I worked in a bank, for a water company and teaching English as a foreign language in Spain. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree and teaching qualification. You'd need something similar to A levels to access a degree course. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Not only study hard, but also show a real interest in being in a school. Volunteering and working with children overseas would really help. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Do what you love rather than do it for the money. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't rush to make a decision as you may change your mind. If you do have a plan, make sure you have a plan B as well.
  91. 91. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Architect
  92. 92. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Pankaj Pathak What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Barrister What do you actually do in this job? Represent people in court. My specialism is family law so disputes between parents about their children and finance in divorce are the main areas Where do you work? all over South East. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? The High Court, the Old Bailey What other jobs have you had? Part time judicial work. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? GCSEs A levels. A degree in law or a conversion to law. Followed by Bar Vocational Course If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard. Get interested in law In terms of the news. Go to court. Go to the Citizens Advice Bureau. Be prepared not to make money for many years. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Never be a prisoner of your preparation. In other words, you may have the most wonderful legal argument going from a to e. But the judge may not be bothered about a to d. You have to be prepared to ditch your script and go straight to e.
  93. 93. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Think very, very carefully before a career in law particularly in crime and other areas where legal aid used to be available. Legal aid is almost dead. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Yes. Professional comedian. I used to do part time many years ago.
  94. 94. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Kevin McLaughlin What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Teacher (Primary) What do you actually do in this job? I teach children from the ages of 5 - 11. I've been a teacher for 19 years and I love it. No day is ever the same. I teach in Primary so I teach everything, even subjects not covered on the curriculum! Where do you work? Leicestershire Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Gran Canaria What other jobs have you had? I have been a pavement artist, musician in four bands and I've sold paintings in exhibitions. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A BA honours degree in Primary Education, or another degree followed by a year training to be a primary teacher. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Keep in touch with your primary school. When you're 17/18 ask them if they will let you come into school to help. You need to find out if teaching is for you, not everyone can do it and many people do leave the profession when they find out it isn't for them. And work hard, seriously. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Never stop learning.
  95. 95. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Never stop learning. Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Programmer.
  96. 96. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Alan Stevens What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Professional Speaker What do you actually do in this job? I am paid to speak to audiences around the world about the media and reputation management. I also write books on the same topics. Where do you work? Globally Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Beverly Hills, California What other jobs have you had? I was a journalist working at Which? magazine for 21 years. For a few years before that, I was a biology teacher. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? No formal qualifications, but a lot of expertise and the ability to communicate well. If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Learn a skill or topic area in great detail. Understand how to transfer your knowledge. Then get up and speak in front of audiences. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Learn the skills and seize the moment. What is the best advice you could give to the children? Never miss a deadline, never waste a word.
  97. 97. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Musician
  98. 98. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Dawn Hallybone What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Deputy Head What do you actually do in this job? Teach this is the best part of the day! Meetings, timetables, arrange volunteers, work experience, mentor trainee teachers and students. Where do you work? Oakdale Junior School Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Where I work now What other jobs have you had? Holiday camp leader, bar maid, supermarket. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree in education, or a degree then a Post Graduate degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Never stop learning, volunteer at a local school, work experience within a school What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? It's good to fail What is the best advice you could give to the children? Never give up!
  99. 99. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Politician
  100. 100. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Nicola Cowling What is your educational background? GCSEs, A levels, Degree Job / Profession Librarian What do you actually do in this job? I am an Adviser for Babcock School Library Service. I visit primary and secondary schools across Devon and work with teachers and pupils. I help with organising libraries and classroom reading areas, helping to set up new libraries, book promotion activities with pupils, library skills sessions, staff inset about anything to do with books and reading and also run workshops for parents. Sometimes I help run courses for teachers and librarians. I help teachers find really good books to use with their pupils, especially to teach literacy. Where do you work? Devon Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Nearly every school I work in! Schools are amazing places. What other jobs have you had? I've only every worked in libraries. I did work experience in a library in Exeter when I was 16. The Manager then asked if I would like a Saturday job! I worked in the Children's library on Saturdays and in the school holidays whilst doing my A levels. I was also lucky to be able to come back from Newcastle and work in the holidays whilst doing my degree. My first professional post was in a public library in Torquay. What qualifications would the children need to get your job? A degree in librarianship (except now it would be called Information science or knowledge management!) and some experience of working In-educational settings. Our professional body is called CILIP http://www.cilip.org.uk If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Be persistent about looking for work experience. Visit your local library and ask for the Name of
  101. 101. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information the person to whom you should write to ask for a work experience placement. That way your request should get to the right person. In the meantime many public libraries enlist the help of young people to help promote their service to other young people. So for example the summer reading challenge which is run in most libraries http://readingactivists.readingagency.org.uk What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? As a manager "Never ask somebody to do something you are not prepared to do yourself" and from my tutor at University "Never say never". I still keep this as my mantra. Sometimes in a working environment you can feel as if your good ideas are being blocked but there is usually a way round it, you just have to be creative and politely persistent! What is the best advice you could give to the children? Have a go! Try any opportunities that come your way. If you think you have found a career you might be interested in then find out as much about it as you can. At secondary school if you don't have a clear idea of what you might want to do later on then keep your options open by having a range of subjects e.g. Humanities and sciences. Be curious in life and ask questions, it's amazing what you learn! Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Not really, I love my job and find it very rewarding. Back at school though I did want to be a pathologist!
  102. 102. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Alex Bellars What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Teach French to Y3-11s, German to Y7-11s and Games to anybody! Where do you work? Ballard School Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Wine shop in the middle of Paris What other jobs have you had? Washer-upper at Little Chef Waiter at holiday camp restaurant Shop assistant in Paris wine shop Teaching assistant in German grammar school What qualifications would the children need to get your job? GCSE in English & Maths Degree at 2.1 or better If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard at school, get good grades. Get some work experience, if possible, before you do teacher training What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? Do what you love, love what you do
  103. 103. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information What is the best advice you could give to the children? Don't expect anything to be given to you on a plate... But if you give it your best shot, no reason why you can't achieve your dream Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? Astronaut
  104. 104. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Debbie Green What is your educational background? Degree Job / Profession Teacher What do you actually do in this job? Everything! Best job in the world Where do you work? Derbyshire Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Australia What other jobs have you had? IT trainer Sales & Marketing assistant Head cashier What qualifications would the children need to get your job? Degree If the children wanted to do the same job as you, what can they do to make it happen? Work hard at school. You need good literacy, numeracy, science & ICT skills. What is the best piece of advice you ever received about your education or work? ? What is the best advice you could give to the children? Aim for the moon; if you miss you still land in the stars
  105. 105. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Is there another job that you wish you had done at some time? CSI investigator
  106. 106. Long Sutton Primary Careers Information Name Sarah McIntyre What is your educational background? Higher Degree (MA / Doctorate) Job / Profession Illustrator and Writer What do you actually do in this job? I draw and write picture books and comics. I spend about 30% of my time actually drawing and writing, and about 70% working to promote the books, answering e-mails, giving interviews and dealing with travel and travel-related details. Where do you work? In an old police station in southeast London. We even have jail cells, and we joke that we put our clients in there if they won't pay. Where is the best or most amazing place you have worked? Probably here! But I also worked at The Moscow Times newspaper office in Russia. What other jobs have you had? * Check-out person at a supermarket * Festival rubbish collector * Cashier at a coffee stand * Taught English to Russian business people * The person who held up paintings at auctions and smiled a lot * Part-time art teacher * Bookshop employee * Copy editor at The Moscow Times newspaper * Ran a London art gallery * Ship's Illustrator on the Cutty Sark What qualifications would the children need to get your job? To make books, you need to be able to... make books! You don't need any qualifications, but you need to be very good at it, and know how to seek out the training you need to get good. You can't sit back and wait for people to teach you, you need to find out what you need and wriggle your way forward as best you can.

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