We were delighted to welcome the BBC into school today to deliver a careers session to pupils in years 7 – 10.

Alex Mansuroglu, Radio Presenter from Kiss FM and Radio 1, hosted the hour-long sessions exploring different career options with a panel of guests. The focus was on careers within the creative and sporting industries, encouraging pupils to think about the range of roles available at the BBC, from camera operator, to journalist, from web designer to animator, data analyst to location manager. Alex encouraged pupils to think about the different careers encompassing storytelling, thinking about roles in advertising, games design, photography and writing, before introducing the guests.

Claire Bryan, Radio Presenter and Producer at BBC Radio Merseyside, Rachel Hayward, an Author and Publisher and Graeme Atkinson, a former player for Preston North End and now Recruitment and Higher Education Development Manager at Preston North End’s Community and Education Trust, joined Alex to talk about what their jobs involved, their career journeys and how they overcame any setbacks they had encountered.

It was interesting to learn about how each member of the panel and the host had made the progression from school life to their chosen careers. They were all able to offer useful advice to pupils when considering what qualifications and training to undertake as well as encouraging pupils to try out new things and take opportunities. The session finished off with questions from pupils.

Many thanks to the BBC for coming into school today to deliver such an inspiring session.

For more careers’ information pupils may wish to visit BBC Bitesize Careers.

Graeme from Preston North End’s Community and Education Trust will be attending our school Careers and Options Evening, which will be open to pupils in years 9, 10 and 11, on Wednesday 1st February 2023 from 4pm – 6pm.