HR Director - Hannah Millsted-Bowdery
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by Elysia Willis / Hannah Millsted-Bowdery
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode, I spoke with 'fight for your rights' former student Hannah, who now an HR director and consultant! We talk about what HR actually means, how important it is for her that people feel happy in their jobs, and of course the best day, worst day and average day being an HR Director!  Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a HR Director then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Hannah ..read more
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World Powerlifting Champion - Julian McKerrow
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis / Julian McKerrow
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. It's not everyday you chat to a world champion! In this episode I catch up with former student Julian who is a world record breaking Powerlifter! I chat to Julian about what it means to compete as a lifetime natural, the perks of working at Red Bull and life as a veggie! And of course, we discuss Julian's best and worst day being a Powerlifter! Remember if you are interested in finding out more about life as a Powerlifter then head on over to our Instagram ac ..read more
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Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner - Caroline Boury
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis / Caroline Boury
1y ago
In this episode I chat to former student Caroline, who is a Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner! We talk about her route into this career, how important it is that all young people should have access to the Arts, and of course what she wanted to be when she was 5 years old! Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Caroline has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice! Find out more about The Boury Academy here:  www.thebouryaca ..read more
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Illustrator and Children's Book Author - Gillian Hibbs
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by Elysia Willis / Gillian Hibbs
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode I had lots of laughs chatting to Gillian, a former student who is now an Illustrator and indeed a Children's book author! We chat about what it feels like to have your creations on the shelves in bookshops and how her career ambitions at the age of 5 were a little different! And of course the best day, worst day and average day being an Illustrator! Remember if you are interested in finding out more about the world of Illustration then head on ..read more
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Personal Trainer - Louis Quaye
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis / Louis Quaye
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode I catch up with former student Louis who is a Personal Trainer! I chat to Louis about the connection between mental and physical health, how theatre studies helped in his ability to lead a class,  and of course, we discuss Louis' best and worst day being a Personal Trainer! Remember if you are interested in finding out more about life as a Personal Trainer then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Louis has kindly g ..read more
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Pilot episode - Architect Greg Willis
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis / Greg Willis
1y ago
Welcome to my pilot episode of Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast - whoop we made it! In this episode I chat to my big brother who is an Architect! We cover all the important questions like what do you wear to work, how much money do you make and what would you have to do to get fired from your job! And of course the best day, worst day and average day being an Architect! In our future episodes I will be focussing on catching up with former students but I thought it best to use my lovely brother as the guinea pig! :) Remember if you are interested in finding out more about the world of Architec ..read more
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What my students taught me - Part 2
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis
1y ago
Since the start of 2020, I've had the pleasure of catching up with and interviewing my former students about their careers and experiences of life after school.  Not only did I learn lots about their fascinating jobs and careers but was also impressed by the nuggets of wisdom and insights they each offered - so I thought I'd create a couple of bonus episodes where I revisit each interview and share what this old teacher learnt from her former students! Part 2 includes: Victoria Jones - The Driven Realist Adrian Greenfield - The Action Man David Bushay - The Deep Designer Emma Breton ..read more
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Business Founder - Laurence Grant
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by Elysia Willis / Laurence Grant
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode, I travelled back to the centre of Croydon, to a fancy office where I met with the lovely human being that is Laurence Grant - a former student who is now a Business founder and Director! We chat about how he went from 'Joker of the Year' at school to 'Young Inspiration of the year' for Croydon! And of course the best day, worst day and average day being an Business founder!  Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it ..read more
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City Farmer - Emma Pooley
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by Elysia Willis / Emma Pooley
1y ago
Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school. In this episode I had such a lovely time chatting to Emma, a former student who is now a City Farmer! I know right - who knew they existed! We chat about all sorts of things including what it's like to look after a newly born lamb and how many hours Emma spends cleaning up poo! And of course the best day, worst day and average day of being an City Farmer! Remember if you are interested in finding out more about the world of City Farming then head on over to o ..read more
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Special Episode - A Conversation with Mae and Sam, Co Founders of ERIC
Astronaut to Zookeeper
by Elysia Willis
1y ago
To kickstart Season 3 of Astronaut to Zookeeper podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Mae Yip and Samantha Hornsby who are the Co Founders of ERIC - the exciting career & self-discovery platform for young people. ERIC is a hyper curated careers platform, enabling young people to get high quality careers advice on demand. Mae and Sam spend hours crawling the internet for the best career events, articles, podcasts (and yes, we are on it) & videos and showcase companies who are trying to reach Gen Z talent. We chat about their own career journeys and of course what they wanted to ..read more
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