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The World of Work Talks


" I’m glad that I come to this school because the World of Work assemblies are great and help me to see different people’s perspectives and what I have to do to get into different jobs.

Year 11 Pupil attending BTEA

Over the course of the year, BTE Academy hosts speakers from industry in a session delivered to all students.  The presentations are designed to inspire and increase awareness of the opportunities available within the science, engineering and technology sectors. 


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Students and parents can suggest a speaker for the World of Work talks, simply email 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


Sep 10 - Royal Marines

Sep 18 - Polly Barnes - Director at My Future My Choice

Sep 25 - Amy Bracey - Senior Surveyor at Colliers

Oct 2 - Mark Terrell - Owner and Founder at First Class Coaching Solutions

Oct 9 - Manu -  Project Director at Nature Youth Connection and Education

Oct 16 - Graham Griffiths - Graduate Engineer at Tarmac

Nov 13 - Yvonne Elsorougi - Self Employed Professional Aerospace Sector Specialist

Nov 20 - Stephen Morris - Royal Navy Weapons Engineer

Nov 27 -Matthew Connor-Jones - Creative Media Director and Actor

Dec 4 - Chelsea Dow - Operations Officer at Lettus Grow

Dec 11 - Nathan Peacy - Lawyer and Partner at Foot Anstey

Dec 18 -  Shannon Martin - Apprentice CAD Technician at ARUP

Presentations will be web-based due to the COVID-19 temporary closure:

May - A Year 10 student interviews an Engineer from Rolls Royce - Click here

July - Student interview with Hayden Watkins - a BTEA Graduate who is now a Project Lead at Rolls Royce - Click here

to be used with the following worksheet - Click here




6th October - Introduction to programme by Polly Barnes of My Future My Choice

13th October - Alex Wilson Jet engine powered flying suits Gravity

20th October - Felicia Bjersing Traffic Engineer-Walking and Cycling-Witteveen+Bo

3rd November - Helene Brett Steelwork construction Project Manager EDF Energy

10th November - Nathan Peacey Lawyer Foot Anstey

17th November - Abdi Mohamed Director The Bristol Cable

24th November - Amir Boulouri Associate Professor in Manufacturing UWE

1st December

8th December - Ex BTEA Student Shannon Martin Assistant Technician Arup

15th December - Olivia Sweeney Junior Sustainability Consultant Resource Futures

21st April - Carlos Alonso Project Manager at the Ministry of Defence

27th April - Fran Fozard - Rolls Royce

4th May - Isobel Mackinnon - CGI

11th May - Olivia Sweeney- Resource Futures

18th May - Cathy Knight - Director of ISME Recruitment

25th May - Alice Mackinnon - Batten and Allen

6th July - Kerry-Anne Effiom - Solicitor

13th July - Adrian Ragbourne - CEO Seas of change (see short intro here)