Music & Performing Arts
The rise of the internet is presenting new opportunities in the music industry, adding to an array of traditional and non-traditional careers routes. Any student with talent and musical ability, not just those who are destined to make a living as performers or composers, has something to offer in differing learning, community and work settings.
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Will grew up in Africa and developed a love of reading from a very early age. He then moved to a school in England and then a school in New Zealand. His first job was delivery milk and he never thought about being a lawyer when he was at school. His parents encouraged him to go to university and he decided to study law. His first proper job in law was a judges clerk and gradually developed his skills over his 27 years in law before, becoming a Senior Partner at Freshfields.
Sophie really enjoyed languages and journalism whilst at school. Her first job was with the accountancy firm, Deloitte, before she went to university. She loved the experience of being in a large company. She studying International Management and French at university. She went into Public Relations after university before moving to an in-house Communications role at Freshfields.
A family friends suggested that IT might be an interesting option for x and that's the area that she decided to pursue at college and then at university. Her parents were supportive of her choices. Her first job was in IT support in a creative organisation before moving to a law firm. She is also particularly interest in fashion and runs her own fashion website in her spare time.
Kevin's first role was in the HR department at Boots. He loved this role and it's where he feels he gained many important skills. He went on to work in financial services before moving into law at Freshfields. He enjoys doing a job that makes a difference to people and the company in which he is working.
John chose law at university because he though it would give him options for the future, although he didn't automatically think that he would become a lawyer. He felt a little apprehensive moving to London to join a city law firm straight from university but hard work and dedication to his subject helped him to soon feel very confident in his work. At school he really enjoyed sports and he decided that after school he either wanted to be a footballer or a pilot. He had a taster of being a pilot and decided that it wasn't for him.
At school Helen really enjoyed English and Biology but neither of these interests gave her an idea of a career path. Her father is a lawyer so she ended up following in her father's footsteps. She loves her job and the difference she makes to her clients. She also loves the variety in her role and that no two days are the same.
Caroline love Geography whilst at school and also had an interest in travelling. She took a gap year before going to university to study Law. After university she went travelling for two years in South America in Africa. Her first permanent job was as an assistant to the Director of the Royal Geographical Society. She went travelling again after this role and decided that she wanted to be a lawyer whilst she was travelling.
Technicians from a range of industries explain what their jobs involve.
We've put together some clips to give you some views and ideas from people on the choices they made at 16.
We've put together a selection of clips to give you some different views, ideas and a little inspiration to help you make the right choices at 14.