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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                                   

JON QUINN  Head of Software and Games, REACH ROBOTICS

Jon sets the strategy for the general, and technical, direction of Reach Robotics company and products. He is the technical lead, project manager, and team manager.
He will be talking about Reach Robotics and MekaMon Robots  and advising on the best ways to get into this kind of industry, and the things that are important to be successful in it.

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21st November                       

DAN COLLINS Network Rail 

Dan is the Track Maintenance Engineer for the Bristol area, accountable and responsible for ensuring over 600 miles of track is safe for the passage of trains. He will be talking about Network Rail. 

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28th November                                   

 

WORK EXPERIENCE SESSION

 

19th December           

             

30th January

Dr Hashim Khalid Yaqub

Hashim is a software developer at BMT Defence and Security, where he works primarily on Virtual and Augmented Reality applications. His role also includes participating in research projects.He originally joined BMT through the EngD program at the University of Bath where he completed my doctorate by combining work at BMT with academic research. 

6th February

JACK HARRIS and RYAN TAYLOR 4th Year Apprentices Renishaw PLC  

Jack and Ryan will talk about why precision measurement is important and give an overview of some of Renishaw’s products including the Brain Surgery Robot – Neuromate and Additive machines (3D metal printers). 

6th March

IAN MACKINNON CEO BATTEN AND ALLEN

An internationally experienced Chief Executive with a proven track record for business development and turnaround having delivered significant shareholder returns over 7 years. Qualified in finance and chemical engineering progressing through the petrochemical, professional services, printing & packaging and process industries to FMCG manufacturing in Europe, the USA and China. Batten and Allen are leaders in precision metal stamping.

13th March

DAN ANSTEY, Technical Officer and NATHAN PRICE, Apprentice, Network Rail

Dan is the Technical Officer for the Bristol area, helping to ensure that over 600 miles of track is safe for the passage of trains. He will be talking about Network Rail. 

20th March

WILL BOULT

Will is a mechanical engineer who's been involved with designing and improving new products and working out company strategy. Will is also a lead singer in a 1970s glam-rock band and loves tinkering with any and every mechanical device whenever possible.

27th March

TIM GREGORY 

Cosmochemist, ‘Astronaut’ candidate and ‘Sky at Night’ presenter 

3rd April

24th April

CALLUM PAYNE

British Airways Engineering Apprentice

1st May

EMMA ENGLAND Airbus
Loads & Aeroelastics (EGLRV)
Flight Physics

8th May

26th June

10th July

 Jak