Virtual Careers Talks (6th-10th July 2020)

02 Jul 2020

Mon 6th July 10am

Business and Marketing 

Katy Sumption, Author & Creative Director

Interested in advertising and how to start your career? Tune in to listen to co-founder of a creative agency and author, Katy Sumption speak about her career journey and what lead her to write a book for young people about anxiety.


Tues 7th July 10am


Cassie Chadderton CEO, World Book Day

Most of us have heard of World Book Day! Join SFS and World Book Day's CEO, Cassie Chadderton to discuss her varied career in the creative industries, the importance of the arts in society and more about World Book Day.


Tues 7th July 2pm


Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business & Operations, Google

Matt will be joining SFS to discuss his life lessons and advice, preparing for the world of work and the ever changing tech industry - what could this look like in 2030 and how can students prepare themselves for a career in tech?


Wed 8th July 10am

Business and Enterprise

Adam Forbes, Head of Marketing, BP Launchpad

Join this Vtalk to learn more about business start-ups and delivering cleaner energy to the world - a must attend for those interested in entrepreneurship, business or the environment.


Wed 8th July 2pm

British Values

Kanbar Hossein Bor, Deputy High Commisioner for Bangladesh

Join us as Kanbar Hossein Bor, formerly Deputy High Commissioner for Bangladesh is interviewed SFS. He will reflect on his personal journey from child refugee to British diplomat as he is asked questions by young people including on the meaning of British identity, British values and the challenges and opportunities of being a diplomat in the current climate.


Thurs 9th July 2pm


In Collaboration with Penguin Talks: Simon Armstrong, ‎Publicity Manager and Hannah Chukwu, Editorial, Penguin Random House

How to Get Into Publishing

Penguin employees, Simon Armstrong and Hannah Chukwu, share how the industry works, how books are made and how to get into publishing.


Fri 10th July 10am


Ben Saunders, Polar Explorer

Join us as polar explorer, Ben Saunders, talks to young people across the UK about his career and adventures. Ben will discuss with students the importance of goal setting, self-belief, resilience, teamwork, communication, and leadership. This exciting Vtalk is not to be missed!



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