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The World of Work

Over the course of the next academic year, BTE Academy has allocated a session every Wednesday afternoon from 12.45 – 1.15pm to invite employers and HE organisations to present information to all students. The presentations are designed to inspire and increase awareness of the opportunities available within the science, engineering and technology sectors. 

Students and parents can suggest a speaker for the World of Work talks, simply email admin@bteacademy.co.uk with the following information:

- The person you would like to give a talk

- Contact details including company, email address, phone number

- The subject of the talk

- Your name

 

Schedule 

19th September                   

What are 'World of Work Assemblies'? How can students, parents and teachers get involved?

POLLY BARNES, Director of Education at My Future My Choice               

27th September               

Tutor based session - discussing questions raised from the introductory session              

3rd October                                 

CAIT GILROY   Shock Physics and Materials    

Cait is a PhD student at Cranfield University based at the Defence Academy for the UK. Her research topic is on high velocity metal impacts, which is applicable to satellite protection, car crashworthiness and aerospace, as these materials must be thoroughly tested before being used. She initially did a degree in Physics at the University of Kent before joining Cranfield University to do a masters in Forensic Engineering then continuing on to a PhD.

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10th October                               

JULIE GRIFFITHS, HMRC      

Julie will talk about how HM Revenue & Customs is responsible for administering 39 different taxes, including Income Tax, Corporation Tax and VAT.
There are 22 different professions across the department and many of those will be available in the new regional centre, opening in Summer 2019 at 3 Glass Wharf (2 minutes from Bristol Temple Mads stations)

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17th October                                       

BEN HAWKINS Arcadis

Ben Hawkins is a former Army Bomb Disposal Officer who has served around the world throughout a 20 year period thanks to the opportunities provided by studying STEM. Now an Engineering Consultant, Ben manages engineering and construction projects in the Education Sector across the South West for Arcadis, who are a multinational design and engineering consultancy.

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24th October                                   

BRIAN O'KELLY   

Brian has over 30 years experience in the technology software and services industries in sales and consulting leadership roles.

‘How to sell and why is it important to your working life’. Everyone sells, every day of their lives, be it their ability, ideas or products and services. You do it on social media, so how can you use selling skills in your working life?

 

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7th November                                   

DEYA WARD    Zoologist and wildlife filmmaker

Deya is a zoologist and wildlife filmmaker who has spent the best part of a year living in Kalimantan, Borneo where she worked for and filmed the wild and ex-captive orangutans for Dr Birute Galdikas. Whether through film, paintings other mediums, Deya seeks to combine science and the arts to engage audiences with the natural world.

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14th November                                   

JOHN REES Reach Robotics

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21st November                       

WILL BOULT Consultant Engineer

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28th November                                   

FRANCESCA ANDREWS NCC Composite Centre

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19th December                                   

23rd January

30th January

6th February  

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

3rd April

25th April

1st May

8th May

26th June

10th July