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Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

Our new interview series talks to local people about their careers. How did they train to do their job, what do they recommend doing once you leave school, should you go to Uni?

Our first episode starts with our very own Harry, who explains his route from school to his role here working with the community. Harry will be talking to local people each week, from osteopaths to teachers and accountants to opticians, stay tuned each week for a different story.

 

Ever thought about becoming a PT, osteopath or business owner?

Our first interview of the new series is with local business owner and director of Revitalize Health and Fitness Clinic, Elliott.

Elliott explains his route from Gravesend school-boy to becoming an osteopath and running his own successful, award-winning business.

If you like what you see in this interview and want to know more about how to start a career in personal training or osteopathy, you can find out more information here:

You can study PT nearby at North West Kent College: https://www.northkent.ac.uk/courses/search-by-course-area/personal-training-sports-therapy.aspx or

You can study Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy: https://www.uco.ac.uk/courses

NEXT WEEK: working in supermarket management, what does it REALLY entail? We talk to the manager of Morrisons, Gravesend to find out.  

What’s it really like to work retail?
Meet Jamie, manager of Morrisons, Gravesend. He went from part time role to becoming the store manager. How’d he do it? Let’s find out. 
Morrison’s have opportunities in apprenticeships, graduate schemes and degree apprenticeships: https://www.morrisons.jobs/early-careers
If you’re interested in working in retail and want to a hand applying for roles get in touch, our job club can help.

Meet Amy who works as an actor and casting agent in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Amy got to where she is today and what training she needed.

Interested in acting?
North Kent College have courses in acting, dance and musical theatre and music. You can find more information here: https://www.northkent.ac.uk/courses/search-by-course-area/arts-creative-industries.aspx

NEXT WEEK: We talk to two PCSO’s who work for Kent Police to learn about their careers.

Did you know these roles exist within Kent Police? Let's find out what they do!

Meet Tioni and Jo who work as the Police Community Support Officer and Youth Engagement Officer for Kent Police. Find out how they got to where they are today and what training they needed.Kent Police have many training opportunities and specialist roles, you can find out more here: https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/c/careers/

NEXT WEEK: We talk to Sue who teaches English at a local secondary school.

Ever thought about becoming a teacher?

This week we meet with Sue who teaches English at a local Grammar school. Find out how Sue got to where she is today and what training she needed for the role.

Sue says “there’s nothing better than talking about something you love and I get to do that every day of the week”.

Do you want to be a teacher? You can find all the different options here to get into teaching: https://www.ucas.com/teaching-in-england

NEXT WEEK: We talk to our very own GYG vocal coach and West End performer Leanne Jones.

Meet Leanne Jones, our very own GYG vocal coach and West End Actress in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.
Find out how Leanne got to where she is today and what training she needed.
Interested in acting?
 North Kent College have courses in acting, dance and musical theatre and music. You can find more information click here

NEXT WEEK: We talk to our very own youth worker Stacey.
*This was filmed before lockdown*

Meet Stacey, our very own Leader in Charge Youth Worker in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Stacey got to where she is today and what training she needed.

Interested in youth work?

Find out all the different options to get into youth work here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/youth-worker

Meet Chris, our very own nutritionist in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Chris got to where he is today and what training he needed.

Interested in becoming a nutritionist?
Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/nutritionist

We’ve all been to the opticians, but what does it take to be an eye doctor. Let’s find out at our local Specsavers branch.

We spoke to Dominic, Shaun and Lucy and here’s what they told us.

Interested in working as an optometrist?
Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/optometrist 

Meet Andy who works as a finance business partner for Medway Council in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Andy got to where he is today and what training he needed.

Interested in working in Finance?
Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/business-and-finance

Meet James who works as a learning and development manager in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how James got to where he is today and what training he needed.

Interested in working in Security?

Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/security-officer

Meet Mia who works as a Microbiologist in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Mia got to where she is today and what training she needed.

Interested in working as a Microbiologist?

Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/microbiologist

Meet Chris who works as a senior electronics engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.

Find out how Chris got to where he is today and what training he needed.

For more info on Chris’ work, please visit: https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub

Interested in working as an electronics engineer?

Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/electronics-engineer

Meet Ali who is the owner of a construction company in the latest episode of our career’s interviews.
Find out how Ali got to where he is today and what training he needed.
Interested in working as in the construction industry?
 Find out all the different options to get into this career field here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/construction-and-trades